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New Report on Rising Heroin Use and Deaths

US Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

The Centers for Disease Control released a report today, "Vital Signs: Demographic and Substance Use Trends Among Heroin Users — United States, 2002–2013." The press release is here. It finds increased heroin use, particularly among...

Hardly anyone uses heroin. So why do we keep freaking out about it?

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein

Heroin deaths are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The overdose death rate from heroin doubled in two years, from 1 death per 100,000 population in 2010 to 2.1 deaths in 2012. These statistics are alarming,...

Obesity Rates Are Falling Among The Affluent And Well-Educated, But Rising Among The Poor

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

There are signs that America is making real progress against youth obesity. But a new study suggests that these gains are limited to affluent teenagers. The post Obesity Rates Are Falling Among The Affluent And Well-Educated, But Ri...

As Heroin Use And Teenage Pot Smoking Fall, Alarm About Them Rises

News : Reason

If you pay attention to drug warriors and their collaborators in the press, you may be under the impression that heroin use and teenage pot smoking are on the rise. In my latest Forbes column, I explain that the government's own sur...

Why Are Middle-Aged White People’s Death Rates Rising? A Researcher Explains.

Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

Two Princeton economists released a study on Monday that puts the United States’ recent spike in heroin and prescription drug overdoses in alarming perspective. Overall death rates among middle-aged white Americans are rising due to...


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