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New U.N. Report Finds Australia Has Most Recreational Drug Users In The World

By McCarton Ackerman

The report finds that Australians heavily use everything from marijuana and ecstasy to cocaine and crystal meth. MORE  

Photographer Captures Addicted Mothers and Babies

By Bryan Le

The Wall Street Journal documents patients at a new clinic for opiate-addicted mothers and newborns. MORE  

What Rx Painkillers Cost the US

By Bryan Le

The numbers starkly illustrate the financial and human costs of the "opioid economy." MORE  

Can This High-Tech Pill Dispenser Curb Addiction?

By Bryan Le

The tamper-free "MedVault" only dispenses pills at a pharmacist's orders. Can it prevent abuse? MORE  

The Truth Behind America's Pain Pill Epidemic

By Dr. Richard Juman

How is that one of the worst drug problems in history flows straight out of our health care system? MORE  

Abuse of New Opana Pill Causes Blood-Clots

By McCarton Ackerman

Cases of a rare blood-clotting condition in Tennessee share a common link. MORE  

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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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