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Drug Overdoses

Perverse U.S. Drug Policies Promote Drug Addiction and Deaths

Allen Frances | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

The last 40 years prove conclusively that interdiction can't possibly win the war against the cartels. Illegal drugs are more available, stronger, and cheaper than ever. We have encouraged lawlessness and civil strife in every drug-producing nation.

Surprising Stat About Drug Overdoses

Los Angeles Daily News | Brenda Gazzar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

The number of drug-overdose deaths in California -- most of which are from prescription medications -- increased by 31 percent from 1999 to 2010, acco...

Is Miley Responsible for Drug ODs?

Anna David | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Miley Cyrus didn't kill them. The Zoo Festival didn't kill them. But our society, which glorifies the use of drugs and alcohol and stigmatizes addiction and even recovery -- that expends outrageous amounts of energy on shaming Miley Cyrus while ignoring many of the issues worth getting upset about -- does play a part

Drugs Happen: Getting Real About Music Festivals

Meghan Ralston | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Meghan Ralston

The potentially harmful consequences of alcohol and other drug use aren't going to change until and unless festival organizers start doing some very basic things. But many won't -- because the fear of being perceived as 'helping' people who use drugs at their events is so great.

The Surprising Demographic Most Affected By Drug Overdose Deaths

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, ...

Births Of Prescription Drug Addicted Babies On The Rise

Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a trend reminiscent of the "crack baby" epidemic of the 1980s, and doctors say they are seeing more babies than ever before born addicted to pres...