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Daily Marijuana Use Outpaces Daily Drinking in the US, a New Study Says

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S. states.


Fewer Overdose Deaths Reported in 2023, Preliminary CDC Data Reveals

A glimmer of hope in the opioid crisis for the first time since the pandemic: The number of overdose deaths is dropping from record highs, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

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Hallucinogen-Related Emergency Department Visits Surge 54 Percent in California

Observed hallucinogen-associated ED visits increased by 54% between 2016 and 2022, from 2,260 visits to 3,476 visits.

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Big Rise in Emergencies Involving Synthetic Weed Among Kids, Adults

Calls to U.S. poison centers regarding so-called synthetic cannabis jumped 88% between 2021 and 2022, as use of these legally sold products rose, research shows.

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Meet the Winners of the FentAlert Challenge!

SAMHSA is excited to announce the winners of its FentAlert Challenge, which took a bottom-up, peer-led approach ― with ideas for youth, by youth.

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In a Decade of Drug Overdoses, More Than 320,000 American Children Lost a Parent

More than 320,000 children across the United States lost a parent due to a drug overdose between 2011 and 2021. That's according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry Wednesday.

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America’s Favorite, Weed, Comes with Big Health Risks

Psychosis is an increasing risk of today's strong marijuana.


Use Of Alcohol And E-Cigarettes Among Youth 'Alarming': WHO

The widespread use of alcohol and e-cigarettes among adolescents is "alarming", according to a report released on Thursday by the World Health Organization's (WHO) European branch, which recommended measures to limit access.

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Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Linked to Upped Odds for Autism, ADHD in Kids

The children of women who use marijuana while pregnant appear to have higher odds for neurodevelopmental issues like autism or ADHD.

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What Are the Top Risks of Marijuana Use?

Effects of cannabis products on the brain and lungs are among those most commonly cited by medical professionals.