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Shocker: Today's Typical Heroin User is Young and White

By Victoria Kim

No longer an inner city problem, heroin has become almost exclusively the scourge of middle-class suburbia. MORE  

Saturday Is National Rx Drug Take-Back Day

By Ben Feuerherd

Help beat the Rx drug epidemic by disposing of your drugs safely at a drop-off center near you. MORE  

Survey Shows Drug-Infested US High Schools

By Jennifer Matesa

Using and dealing is rampant in schools, according to a major CASAColumbia survey—and social media seems to contribute. MORE  

Is Your Kid an Addict?

By Jennifer Matesa

Addiction to drugs and booze are leading teenagers to the ER at a skyrocketing rate. How can you help them before they get there—and how much blame lies with the parents? MORE  

Cape Town Mayor Raps Against Drugs

By Bryan Le

Patricia de Lille, AKA "Aunt Patty," hopes to reach teens through her lyrics—but some say she lacks street cred. MORE  

More Teen Rx Addicts Switch to Smack

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Young painkiller addicts often "graduate" to cheaper, more intense heroin. MORE  

Painkiller Epidemic Doesn't Spare Teens

By Valerie Tejeda

Nearly one in eight teens has taken painkillers not-as-prescribed—and they start early, researchers say. MORE  

Teen Marijuana Use Gets Higher

By May Wilkerson

A major survey shows a significant rise in teen marijuana use over the past three years. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 26, 2012

By May Wilkerson

France approves "anti-alcoholism" drug, 3 in 5 Americans misuse prescription pills, and circus elephants test positive for opiates. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2012

By Bryan Le

LA MMJ dispensaries fight for more pot regulation, why addiction is tougher on women, and South Korea could limit gaming addicts to four hours a day online. MORE  

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Macklemore Returns To Drug Court To Speak At Graduation

Sober since 2008, the hip hop artist returned to speak at a graduation ceremony.

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