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National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Survey Shows 1 in 6 Unemployed Workers Addicted To Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The reported number is double that of employed workers, though the real number might actually be higher. MORE  

Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

Friends and Family Enable Mass Rx Drug Abuse

By Rebecca Gray

Most prescription drug abusers are willingly given pills by people they know, say researchers. MORE  

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