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2008-12-12 08:05:00

Drug use in US teens has failed to continue declining, and researchers are worried their abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana remains strong.

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2008-10-08 13:50:00

US government scientists convened in an online chat room Tuesday to answer questions about drugs and alcohol coming from students during the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s second-ever Drug Facts Chat Day.

2008-08-30 00:00:25

By Natalie Morera Kayte Heerdt's downward spiral into heroin use started with booze, marijuana and then her family's medicine cabinet. The 18-year-old got hooked on her stepfather's Lortab, then turned to OxyContin, which she bought on the street.

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2007-03-23 08:15:00

New "landmark" research finds that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than some illegal drugs like marijuana or Ecstasy and should be classified as such in legal systems, according to a new British study.

2006-07-12 08:24:28

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study conducted in Norway provides more evidence that genetic factors may play an important role in the use of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. According to study chief Dr. Kenneth S.

2006-03-17 19:12:11

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - When Paul Michaud's father died of cancer, the 16-year-old took OxyContin to ease his emotional pain.

2005-08-11 16:48:43

By Chris Sanders NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York defense attorney has some advice for drug users who want to avoid arrest: stay at home and don't use illegal narcotics around children. Author M. Chris Fabricant said his book "Busted! Drug War Survival Skills" is not designed to promote drug use.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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