Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Almost 19 Million Americans Misused Prescription Drugs LastAlmost 19 Million Americans Misused Prescription Drugs Last Year
A new government survey finds 18.9 million people ages 12 and older—7.1 percent—misused prescription drugs such as pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives last year. Learn more »
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Increase in Marijuana Use Seen in College Students, While Use of Opioids Declines
College students in the United States are using more marijuana than in previous years, according to a new study. Last year 38 percent of college students said they used marijuana in the past year, up from 30 percent in 2006. Learn more »
Teens Smoking and Drinking Less, Survey Finds
The rate of smoking and drinking is declining among American teens, a survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds.Learn more »
Spending by Health Insurers Skyrockets for Patients with Opioid Dependence
Spending by health insurance companies increased more than 1,300 percent over four years for patients with an opioid abuse or dependence diagnosis, NPR reports. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

Ohio city shares shocking photos of adults who overdosed with a small child in the car (The Washington Post)
Recovery Month: 6 Things You Can Do to Offer Hope (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
Fentanyl Maker Donates Big to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization (U.S. News & World Report)
Blog: Chevy Chase’s relapse illuminates America’s deep stigmas with addiction (The Hill)
Elizabeth Vargas opens up about alcohol addiction: 'I couldn't stop drinking for my children' (Fox News Latino)
U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach says she’s been battling substance abuse ‘for years now’ (The Washington Post)
Hack-a-thon yields ideas to combat opioid crisis (The Boston Globe)
Radio, TV Team To Tackle Opioid Epidemic (Radio + Television Business Report)
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