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Psych Wards No Longer Support Smoking

By McCarton Ackerman

Smoking has long been used to reward and even help medicate mentally ill patients. MORE  

National Prevention Week Is Now

By May Wilkerson

This week celebrates community organizations that help prevent substance abuse—and anyone can get involved. MORE  

Saturday Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By Jennifer Matesa

April 28 is your chance to put any left-over meds in your bathroom cabinet out of commission. MORE  

Surge of Seniors Getting Addicted Later in Life

By Fionna Agomuoh

As many as 40% of older addicts didn't get hooked until their fifties. MORE  

Florida Becomes First State to Drug Test Public Workers

By McCarton Ackerman

Rick Scott continues his controversial crusade to keep tax money from becoming drug money. MORE  

US Army Delays Counseling Program

By Valerie Tejeda

A pilot program's high drop-out rate causes delay. But one in four soldiers has a drink problem. MORE  

The Drunkest States in America

By Ariel Nagi

A new government study ranks the nation's 25 most wasted states. Don't worry, Iowa, you're doing great! MORE  

Colorado Kids Are Nation's Biggest Booze Bingers, Potheads

By Ariel Nagi

"Rocky Mountain High" turns out to be more than just a song. MORE  

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