People with addiction and mental health disorders and their treatment providers are worried that repealing the Affordable Care Act could reduce insurance coverage for these disorders, USA Today reports. The post Repeal of Obamacare Could Reduce Coverage for Addiction Treatment appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
A new study adds to the growing body of research indicating that nonmedical use of prescription stimulants for students without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder likely provides no academic benefits. The post Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants Provides No Academic Benefits: Study appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
A new study finds ignition interlocks, devices that prevent a person from starting a car if their blood alcohol level is too high, prevents deadly accidents. The post Ignition Interlocks Prevent Deadly Drunk-Driving Accidents appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
The percentage of Americans who view e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco is dropping, a new study suggests. Researchers found 43 percent of those surveyed in 2014 said they thought e-cigarettes were less harmful than...Show More Summary
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is visiting China this week to discuss combating sales of synthetic drugs, including fentanyl, CNN reports. Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg will also discuss new psychoactive substances...Show More Summary
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Setting new household rules for teens in treatment for a substance use disorder can be challenging for parents. But it is important because research shows that teens do take their parents’ attitudes, opinions and beliefs into account...Show More Summary
A new survey finds more than half of U.S. doctors are reducing the number of opioid prescriptions they write. Almost 10 percent have stopped prescribing opioids altogether, The Boston Globe reports. The post More Than Half of U.S. Doctors Reducing Opioid Prescriptions: Survey appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
A growing number of people are dying from cocaine-related overdoses because they are mixing the drug with opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, according to U.S. News & World Report. The post Opioid Epidemic Fuels Increase in Cocaine-Related Overdose Deaths appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a workshop in April to consider the hazards of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, HealthDay reports. The post FDA Workshop Will Consider Hazards of Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Fewer Americans said they drove under the influence of alcohol in 2014 compared with 2002, according to a new government report. The post Fewer Americans Say They Drive Under the Influence of Alcohol appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Teen use of marijuana rose in Washington state after the drug was legalized for adults 21 and older, a new study finds. In Colorado, legalization had no impact on marijuana use by teens, CBS News reports. The post Teen Use of Marijuana Increased in Washington – But Not Colorado – After Legalization appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Heroin was the drug most often involved in overdose deaths between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other drugs commonly involved in overdoses included oxycodone, methadone,...Show More Summary
Drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids rose 72 percent from 2014 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The post Deaths From Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids Rose 72% in One Year appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
In the past year, federal and state policymakers have taken a number of steps to combat synthetic drugs, also known as “novel psychoactive substances,” according to Jonathan Woodruff, Senior Legislative Attorney at the National Alliance...Show More Summary
Hospital admissions due to overdoses from heroin and other opioids increased 64 percent between 2005 and 2014, HealthDay reports. The post Hospital Admissions For Opioid Overdoses Rose 64 Percent in Past Decade appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes the earlier teens start using any product with nicotine, including e-cigarettes, the stronger their addiction will be and the harder it will be for them to quit, HealthDay reports. The post Pediatrics Group Discourages Use of E-Cigarettes in Teens appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
American teens’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco has declined to the lowest rate since the 1990s, according to an annual nationwide study. The post Drug and Alcohol Use Among Teens at Lowest Rate Since 1990s: Study appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
An app that alerts people carrying the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to someone nearby who has overdosed is the winner of a competition created by the Food and Drug Administration. The post App That Alerts Naloxone Carriers to Nearby Overdoses Wins FDA Contest appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Overdose deaths associated with prescription and illicit opioids increased to 33,091 last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number marks an increase of almost 5,000 deaths fromShow More Summary