Study: Needle Exchange Policy Prevented HIV
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Study: Needle Exchange Policy Prevented HIV

(USA Today) – Lifting a ban on spending city money on needle exchanges for intravenous…

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Report: Number of US Heroin Users Rose 300,000 Over a Decade
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Report: Number of US Heroin Users Rose 300,000 Over a Decade

MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. heroin users…

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Flakka, Synthetic Drug Behind Increasingly Bizarre Crimes
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Flakka, Synthetic Drug Behind Increasingly Bizarre Crimes

CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One man ran naked…

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Actor Tackles Rehab, Drug Addiction in New Drama
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Actor Tackles Rehab, Drug Addiction in New Drama

by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Shiek Mahmud-Bey isn’t…

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CDC: Heroin Deaths Doubled in Much of the Country
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CDC: Heroin Deaths Doubled in Much of the Country

MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in…

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Heroin Users in US: 90% White, Live Outside Urban Areas
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Heroin Users in US: 90% White, Live Outside Urban Areas

  The vast majority of heroin users has made a complete shift in demographics, according…

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Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds
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Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers…

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DEA Special Agent Educates on Alarming – and Deadly – Trend in Teen Drug Use at “Truth About Synthetics” Forum
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DEA Special Agent Educates on Alarming – and Deadly – Trend in Teen Drug Use at “Truth About Synthetics” Forum

____________________________________________________________________________________ CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY NATIONAL AFFAIRS OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. DEA Special Agent Educates on Alarming…

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Substance Abuse Fuels Incarceration Rates for Black Men
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Substance Abuse Fuels Incarceration Rates for Black Men

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A recent study reports that treating…

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