Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
FEATURED NEWS: Young Adults Willing to Test Drugs for Presence of Fentanyl: Study
Most young adults who use illicit drugs are willing to test them for the presence of fentanyl by using a rapid test strip, a study presented at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting suggests. Read More
Young adults on street
One-Fifth of Deaths Among Young American Adults Are Related to Opioids
One-fifth of deaths among young American adults are related to opioids, according to a new study. Read More
High school students
High School Seniors Who Use Heroin Also Likely to Misuse Other Drugs
High school seniors who use heroin also commonly use multiple other drugs, according to researchers at New York University. On average, these students use five other drugs. Read More
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More Teens Say They Would Try Marijuana Or Use It More Often If It Were Legal
One-fourth of high school seniors in the United States said they would try marijuana or use it more often if the drug were legalized, according to the nationwide Monitoring The Future survey. Read More
Naloxone Recalled Because of Particulate Matter on Syringe Plunger
The opioid overdose antidote naloxone has been recalled by its manufacturer because of loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger, CNN reports. Read More
FDA Commissioner: Tobacco Companies Need to Stop Kids From Vaping
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said this week that tobacco companies need to speed up their efforts to stop kids from using e-cigarettes. Read More
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