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Rural Alaskan Communities Address High Teen Drug Abuse, Suicide Rates

By McCarton Ackerman

The scourge of drug abuse and suicide among teens has plagued even the furthest most reaches of The Last Frontier. MORE  

Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

By McCarton Ackerman

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

Prepubescent Drug Dealer Highlights Australia’s Growing Meth Problem

By Paul Gaita

Not only is meth use on the rise in Australia, but addicts are becoming younger. MORE  

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  

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Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

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