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How Cannabis Can End the Use of Dangerous Prescription Pain Killers

Opioid painkiller prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade, and they are now the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are also the most dangerous and addictive drugs on the market, and often lose effectiveness with long-term use. 970 more words

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Dying From an Opioid Overdose Is More Common Than You Think

Since 2000, the number of overdose deaths from drugs in the U.S. has risen more than 137%. Deaths from opioids—which include painkillers and heroin—make up a large portion of these deaths; 91 Americans… 343 more words

Most People Who Misuse Opioids Don’t Have a Prescription

In the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, government researchers documented the extent of the opioid epidemic in the U.S., providing details on which groups are most vulnerable to abuse and addiction, and the factors that drive misuse. 373 more words

Teens Are Getting More Depressed But Using Fewer Drugs

The latest snapshot of mental health and substance abuse among teens and adults tells a mixed story of optimism and opportunities for improvement. While teens are using fewer substances now than in the past, the overall opioid epidemic shows no signs of slowing. 281 more words