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Vaping Rates Double Among Teens, While Opioid Use Declines

Results from the 2018 Monitoring The Future survey show that teens have turned to vaping nicotine and marijuana and away from binge drinking and opioid use.  The percentage of teens who reported vaping nicotine nearly doubled this year, representing the largest increase in use of a substance since the national Monitoring the Future study began.  […]

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Morning Roundup: Dec. 19, 2018

Elizabeth Vargas details alcoholism recovery, FDA advisors recommend that doctors prescribe naloxone alongside opioid prescriptions and people in recovery give thanks to first responders.  Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Recovery From Alcoholism [NBC News] The former 20/20 anchor discussed her past battle with alcohol use disorder and her subsequent recovery. “Even those of us who manage […]

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Morning Roundup: August 10, 2018

Kim Kardashian West launches children’s mental health fundraiser, coroner: Margot Kidder died of self-inflicted OD, free therapy sessions for Mets fans. Don’t Ignore the Role Drug Trafficking Plays in Fueling Chicago Street Violence [Chicago Sun Times] Coroner: Margot Kidder Died of Self-Inflicted Drug, Alcohol Overdose [KULR] Construction and Fishing Industries Have Highest Opioid OD Death […]

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Opioid Crisis In The 1800s Shares Similar Roots With Today's Epidemic

Just as modern doctors began using opioids to treat a variety of pain, doctors more than 100 years ago used morphine in the same way, exposing more people to the drug.  Aggressive advertising touting the benefits of medications, quick fixes offered by new-found wonder drugs and doctors who didn’t realize the dangers of the medications […]

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Link Between Trump Support And Opioid Use Revealed In New Study

“When we look at the two maps, there was a clear overlap between counties that had high opioid use … and the vote for Donald Trump,” said the study’s author. There may be a geographic connection between those who supported Trump in the 2016 election and prescriptions for opioids, according to a new study published in […]