Teen Drug Overdose Rates Have Increased in the U.S.

In April 2017, a 13-year-old Ohio boy died from a suspected heroin overdose. Last week, another 13-year-old boy from New Jersey died from an opioid overdose. Now a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says drug overdose deaths among U.S. teens have increased since 2015…

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Teen Drug and Alcohol Use Declines—Except for Marijuana

The results of a yearly study of teen health show that teens are using drugs and alcohol at lower rates than at any time since study began in the early 1990s. Teen abuse of prescription narcotics and heroin has fallen, which is encouraging since these substances are the source of…

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Does Legal Marijuana Increase Teen Access to the Drug?

Health experts feared that legalizing marijuana would make it easier for teens to acquire the drug. But a new study has found that teens in Washington State do not find it any easier to get marijuana today than they did in 2012, when the state made it legal for adults…

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