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No Goodbyes
Milwaukee Magazine - December 12, 2014
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Nicole Whalen: The Rx Factor Unites Students to Raise Awareness
Ohio State University- December 3, 2014
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NOPE Candle Light Vigils raise awareness, decrease stigmas
Ohio State University Generation Rx University Voices- November 5, 2014
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North Adams Vigil Celebrates Addiction Recovery, Mourns Loss
iBerkshires.com - October 1, 2014
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North Adams candlelight vigil held for those touched by drug addiction
The Berkshire Eagle- October 1, 2014
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Largo vigil recalls those lost to drug addiction
CBS 10 News- October 24, 2014
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Drug victim’s brother uses loss as lesson
The Tampa Tribune- October 23, 2014
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Vigil remembers those lost to drug addiction
The Delaware County Daily Times- October 23, 2014
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Boone County vigil remembers those lost to drug addiction
WTHR- Channel 13 News- October 23, 2014
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Parents say ‘yep to NOPE and get life-saving homework
The Unionville Times - October 16, 2014
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Marijuana Use, Increased Availability and Youth Perception of Harms- Floridians Get the Facts
Don't Let Florida Go to Pot- October 13, 2014
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D.E.A. to Allow Return of Unused Pills to Pharmacies
The New York Times- September 8, 2014
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Pot studies suggest regular use is bad for teen brains
USA Today- August 9, 2014
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Adult Diversion: Addiction, Alcoholism, and Crime
Criminal Law DC- August 7, 2014
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Where Americans smoke marijuana the most
The Washington Post- August 5, 2014
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Obamacare Leads to Surge in Mental-Health Treatment
Time- August 4, 2014
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Smokers at higher risk for suicide
CBS News- July 17, 2014
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A Second Chance- A new kind of medical amnesty law is saving the lives of drug users.
Slate- May 7, 2014
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Colorado pot use soars above experts’ early predictions: study
Washington Times- July 12, 2014
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CDC report lauds Florida for crackdown on 'pill mills'
Tampa Bay Times- July 1, 2014
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Painkiller prescription rates vary widely among states
USA Today- July 1, 2014
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Protecting your Child from Drug Use and Abuse
Trusted Heroin Rehab
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Urban Outfitters Features Hairroin Salons With Free “Hypodermic Needle” Pens During Actual Heroin Epidemic
Consumerist
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Franconia doctor, son, sent to state prison for running pill mill
The Times Herald
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Chicago sues painkiller makers for deceptive marketing
Reuters
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The dramatic shift in heroin use in the past 50 years: Whiter, more suburban
The Washington Post
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World Health Organization seeks 50% hike in tobacco taxes
CNBC
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Delray's drug task force looks to battle heroin rise
SunSentinel
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Deaths from fentanyl-laced heroin soar in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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College Guys More Likely to Drive While Stoned Than Drunk, Study Finds
Health Day
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Safety concerns about legal marijuana edibles
Fox News
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Powdered alcohol approval was an error
USA Today
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Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain
HealthDay
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E-Cigarettes Are Targeted at Youths, Report Says
The New York Times
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Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds
HealthDay
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Chester County releases heroin overdose stats
Philly.com
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Prescriptions for benzodiazepines rising and risky when combined with opioids, researchers warn
Science Daily
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Bloomingdale High Student to Speak on Dangers of Prescription Drugs
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch
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Hillsborough group remembers victims of drug abuse, tries to curb addiction
88.5 WMNF Community Radio
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Delco experts, families talk about heroin horrors
Delco Daily Times
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Marijuana use linked to schizophrenic-related brain changes
Medical News Today
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Fewer teens smoke but more are depressed; fewer teens and young adults abuse pain meds.
USA Today
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CBS 12's Extraordinary People: Alison McClimond finalist in Top 24 Under 24 Drug Mythbusters
CBS 12
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Florida Sheriffs Pass Resolution to Oppose the Legalization of Marijuana
Florida Sheriff's Association
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"Disturbing" study finds 19 percent of teens drive after using marijuana
CBS News
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How to Say NO to Drugs!
Grabel & Associates Article Library
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Eight million lives saved since U.S. alarm on smoking 50 years ago
Reuters
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Ecstasy-related emergency department visits up 128 percent for people under 21
CBS News
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Addiction is Much More than “Just Saying No
Brains on Trial
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NOPE - Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education, a new drug-prevention program in middle schools
ABC Action News
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Hillsborough group remembers victims of drug abuse, tries to curb addiction
WMNF Community Radio Tampa/ St. Petersburg
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Charleston NOPE Candle Light Vigil
WCBD-TV Charleston News 2
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Vigil to remember victims of drug overdose
News@UNG
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Photos: Vigil of Hope and Remembrance
North Adams Transcript
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North Adams Vigil Brings Drug Prevention Groups Together
iBerkshires.com
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For some wounded veterans, strong prescription drugs can be cause of more pain
PBS NewsHour
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Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey
HealthDay
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Club Drug Takes Deadly Toll
The Wall Street Journal
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Prescription drug deaths falling across Florida
Miami Herald
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Prescription drug-related deaths fall across state
News-press.com a Gannett Company
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Back-to-College: Educate Your Child to Call 911
Huffington Post
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Clothing collection showcasing Adderall, Xanax and Vicodin criticized for making light of prescription drug abuse
Fox News
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One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll
Reuters
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LAT: Purdue keeps 'risky' OxyContin prescribers' names private
FiercePharma
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Heavy drinking costs U.S. $223.5B a year: Which state has highest tab?
CBS News
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Childhood economic status affects substance use among young adults
Health Canal
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Marijuana Use in Adolescence, But Not Adulthood, Linked to Permanent Brain Damage
Counsel & Heal
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Marijuana Withdrawal Added to DSM 5
Drug Addiction Treatment
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Expressing concern about binge drinking can influence student choices
Medical Xpress
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Drug Addicts, Dealers Are 'Doctor Shopping' for Pain Pills
Health Day
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Drug czar: Treat addiction as public health issue
Miami Herald
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Will your toddler be a drinker? Personality may tell
Fox News
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Sharp Rise in Women’s Deaths From Overdose of Painkillers
The New York Times
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Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds
Forbes
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A drop box for drugs
SunSentinel
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Opiate overdose deaths 'skyrocketed' in women, CDC finds
NBC News
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Molly: Pure, but Not So Simple
New York Times
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Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find
Mayo Clinic
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Walgreen in record $80 million settlement over painkillers
Reuters
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Teens Have Unsupervised Access to Prescription Drugs
Science Daily
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Pharmacists, Doctors Ignore Prescription Drug Database
WUSF News
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U.S. House approves bill on prescription drug tracking
Reuters
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Mother uses Ky. law to pull daughter from heroin
USA Today
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Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. John Sharp on Addiction, the Teen Brain and Early Intervention
Intervene
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Parents can prevent teens' substance use despite doubts
USA Today
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Survey points out deficiencies in addictions training for medical residents
Health Canal
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Prescription Drug Abuse: CDC Answers Your Questions
PBS NewsHour
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Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging
HealthDay
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States Urged to Cut Limit on Alcohol for Drivers
The New York Times
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Clinton and Kelly declare war on prescription drug abuse
NY Daily News
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Most teen-drinking deaths aren't traffic-related
USA Today
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One-Fourth of Teens Have Misused or Abused Prescription Drugs at Least Once: Study
Join Together Newsroom
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Prescription Drug Abuse: Top 10 Things CDC Says You Should Know
PBS Newshour
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Synthetic marijuana among top three substances abused by high schoolers
The Baltimore Sun
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Study finds many parents underestimate dangers of teens abusing prescription drugs
Fow News
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F.D.A. Bars Generic OxyContin
The New York Times
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Fearing abuse, FDA blocks generic OxyContin
Associated Press
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Pill nation: Are we too reliant on prescription meds?
Today
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Florida's crackdown makes big dent in 'pill mills'
Orlando Sentinel
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Lower Drinking Ages Lead to More Binge Drinking, Study of U.S. States Finds
Science Daily
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Prevention Programs in Middle School May Reduce Later Prescription Drug Use
Join Together
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Fatal drug overdoses in U.S. increase for 11th consecutive year
Los Angeles Times
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With drug overdose deaths on rise, experts push to recognize signs of addiction
CBS News
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Outside Box, Federal Judges Offer Addicts a Free Path
The New York Times
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5 Things Parents Do That May Encourage Teen Substance Abuse
The Huffington Post
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Laser Therapy Switches Cocaine Addiction On, Off in Rats: Study
Health Day
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Bill Clinton: College Students Hurt By Debt, Prescription Drug Abuse
The Huffington Post
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Parents share struggles with children abusing drugs
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
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New anti-drug program slated for schools N.O.P.E. to use those who have lost family members to drug overdoses
The Daily Review
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Grieving Mom Lobbies for Mandatory Drug Rehab
Forbes
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Teen narrowly escapes death after smoking synthetic marijuana
CNN News
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High School’s Mandatory Drug Test Policy Gets National Notice
Yahoo News
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Thieves Target Open Houses for Prescription Drugs
ABC News
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Drinking Among College Freshmen Hits Record Low, Major Survey Finds
Yahoo! Shine
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Study: Smoking shortens life span by at least 10 years
USA Today
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Smoke-free laws linked to drop in child asthma attacks
Reuters
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Penn researchers use MRI to study drug addiction
Philadelphia Daily News
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Marijuana legalization 'not sending a good message,' drug czar says
The Oregonian
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Replacing Prison Terms with Drug Abuse Treatment Could Save Billions in Criminal Justice Costs
Newswise
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New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms
New York Times
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Drug overdoses top AIDS as main cause of homeless deaths
Reuters
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CDC: 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink
CNN
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Prescription Drug Abuse A Serious Public Health Issue
Medical News Today
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Quitting Smoking Can Reduce Anxiety
PsychCentral
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Detaching With Love: How I Learned to Separate My Son and His Addiction
Intervene: The Partnership at DrugFree.org
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Ex-Lake Worth doctor sentenced to 5 years’ probation for alleged ‘pill mill’ operation
The Palm Beach Post
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Commentary: Navigating Holiday Stress
Join Together Newsroom
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Bondi files emergency rule to outlaw additional synthetic drugs
Orlando Sentinel
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5 Tips for Keeping Your Teen Safe This Holiday Season and into the New Year
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
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Panel seeks to lower number of drug-addicted babies
Sun Sentinel
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Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking
Reuters
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Report: Synthetic pot sends thousands to hospital
USA Today
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Botticelli deputy director of drug policy
UPI.com
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NOPE in Pinellas
Volunteers with the Pinellas Chapter of NOPE speak with Pinellas county students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the signs of overdose and the importance of calling 911.
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Caffeinated Drink Cited in Reports of 13 Deaths
The New York Times
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With marijuana legal in Wash. and Colo., police worry about keeping stoned drivers off roads
The Washington Post
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Ohio State Remembers Victims of Prescription Drug Abuse
Ohio State University
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Will a wee sip of alcohol immunize or encourage your wee one?
Los Angeles Times
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Substance abuse diagnoses increasing in U.S.
Ruters
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Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study
Health Day
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Facts on the Emerging Science on the Effects of Marijuana
Join Together Newsroom
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Suicide, OD risks high when addicts leave hospital
Reuters
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8 warning signs your teen may be using prescription drugs
Fox News
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Florida leaders agree to ease funding restraints on prescription drug database
The Palm Beach Post
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A call that could save a life
Tampa Bay Tribune
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Party Laws Put Hosts on Hook
Wall Street Journal
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Pilot programs look to increase use of prescription drug monitoring databases
American Medical News
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The ‘designer drugs’ sending children to the ER
The Miami Herald
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Alcohol, drugs common in fatal crashes
Reuters
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Suicide, OD risks high when addicts leave hospital
Reuters
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6 Doctors Arrested As Part Of Alleged Pill Mill
CBS Miami
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Heroin Immune Cell Seen as Hope for 21 Million Abusers: Health
Bloomberg News
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Blog: Kids and Parents
An Adict in Our Son's Bedroom
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Prescription Pill Problem Growing On Campuses
Ohio News Network
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Why the sudden rise in teen-age binge drinking?
New York Daily News
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Ohio State conference takes on prescription-drug abuse in college
The Columbus Dispatch
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Businesses raided in nationwide crackdown on synthetic drugs
USA Today
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Older adults overlook prescription warning labels, study suggests
Los Angeles Times
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Prescription Painkiller Abuse Surged in U.S., Study Finds
Bloomberg Business Week
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Students fight addiction at 'Recovery High'
NBC Nightly News
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Drug Abuse Kills 200,000 People Each Year: UN Report
The Partnership at DrugFree.org Newsroom
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First-time teen tobacco and marijuana use booms in June and July
CBS News
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Prescription drug abuse by athletes is rising, experts warn
Tampa Bay Online
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Grieving Mom Lobbies for Mandatory Drug Rehab
Forbes
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Rapid rise in boomer addicts reported
Sun-Sentinel
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Simulator shows young drivers the risks of distraction
USA Today
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Genes May Influence Reactions to Painkillers
HealthDay
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Study Links Prescription Drug Abuse and Depression, Suicidal Thoughts in College Students
Join Together
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Drug czar says addiction is a health problem, not a moral failing
Los Angeles TImes
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6 Skill Sets Every Child Needs to Guard Against Addiction
PsychCentral
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Trash Can May Be Greenest Option For Unused Drugs
NPR's Health Blog
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Data suggests drug treatment can lower U.S. crime
Reuters
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Scientists Find Yet Another Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer
The Atlantic
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Kids and Drugs: Lock Up Your Prescriptions
Boca Parent
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Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking
Health Day
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Lawmakers: Prescription drug abuse fight needs federal hand
The Hill
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Child injury deaths fell 30% in decade, but drug deaths rose
Los Angeles Times
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Some Teens May Be Pre-Wired for Addiction: Study
ABC News
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Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break
60 Minutes
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Obama’s Drug Czar Stumps for ‘Third Way’ Policy
ABC News
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7 minutes of counseling can curb binge drinking
New York Daily News
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Smoking deaths triple over decade: tobacco report
Reuters
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Blog: R. Gil Kerlikowske Setting the Record Straight: Responding to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
The Huffington Post
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Empathetic Middle School Teachers Lower Teen Alcohol Risk
PsychCentral
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Celebrity addicts: Who dies, who survives, and why?
USA Today
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Florida claims success against "pill mills"
Reuters
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Ten Percent of American Adults Consider Themselves in Recovery From Drug or Alcohol Abuse
The Partnership at Drugfree.org NewsRoom
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Families urge students to speak up about substance abuse
Tampa Bay Online
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Teen drivers and marijuana: A 'dangerous trend'
USA Today
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Doctor who worked at St. Mary gets 6 1/2 years in prison in pill mill ring
The Palm Beach Post
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Florida House votes to revise ban on designer drug
Tampa Bay Online
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Hospitalization of US Underage Drinkers Common, Costs $755 Million a Year
Science Daily
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DEA blocks Sanford CVS stores from selling controlled substances
Orlando Sentinel
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Siblings Brain Study Sheds Light on the Roots of Addiction
Time
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DEA sees sharp drop in Florida oxycodone sales
SunSentinel
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Government Publishes Guide on Drug Abuse Treatment
The Partnership at Drugfree.org Join Together Newsroom
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Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces pain
Fox News
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U.S. death every 19 minutes from overdose
UPI
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Dual Diagnosis: The Status of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in The U.S.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org Join Together
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How the brain can make quitting alcohol harder
CNN Health
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U.S. to Force Drug Firms to Report Money Paid to Doctors
The New York Times
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Prescription abuse has deadly consequences for youths
Tampa Bay Online
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One in Six Americans Binge Drink: CDC
Health Day
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Mother's pain leads to addiction support meeting
The Daytona Beach News Journal
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First of 13 doctors in pill mill case gets 5 years in prison
Sun Sentinel
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Parents held responsible for underage drinking .
The Wall Street Journal
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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried
MSNBC
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A young woman struggles with oxy addiction and recovery
St. Petersburg Times
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Marijuana Use Growing Among Teenagers
The New York Times
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South Shore drug sweep nets 63 people; police say fake prescriptions used
The Patriot Ledger
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Prescription drug addiction skyrocketed 430% over past decade; Drug rehab for painkiller abuse soars
New York Daily News
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French Lessons: Why Letting Kids Drink At Home Isn't Tres Bien
NPR
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Sharp rise in hospitalizations tied to energy drinks: report
Reuters
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New Distracted Driving Measure Shows Alcohol Is Still The Bigger Threat.
The Wall Street Journal
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As pill mills are shut down in Florida, customers turn to Web
The Palm Beach Post
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Doctors see surge in newborns hooked on mothers' pain pills
USA Today
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College administrators worry that use of prescription stimulants is increasing
The Washington Post
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Candle light vigil lets students share stories
University of Rhode Island Newspaper
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NOPE Vigil
Herald-Tribune
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Prescription Drug Abuse in Delaware
Delaware Online
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State, county leaders address drug addiction battle
CBS 12
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Pierce, Diekhoff to speak at narcotic overdose prevention vigil Oct. 27
Herald Times Online
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Vigil to put faces to problem of prescription drug abuse
Tampa Bay Online
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Nation's Overdose by Tracy Smith 10-16-11 CBS Sunday Morning
NOPE and our law enforcement partners in Palm Beach County and Pinellas were featured in the CBS Sunday Morning cover story about drug overdose see link below…
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Fighting the scourge of "pill mills"
CBS Sunday Morning with Tracy Smith, featuring NOPE Task Force, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and Pinellas County Narcotics Division.
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MOSI exhibit on toll of drug abuse taps into a mother's pain and mission
St. Petersburg Times
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