Teens prescribed opioids after surgery are almost twice as likely to use the drugs long-term if they have a family member who has filled opioid prescriptions for four months or more over the past year, a new study finds.
Getting help for a young person with a mental health disorder or a substance use problem is hard. It’s even harder when these disorders occur in the same person , Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President of Child Mind Institute, and Fred Muench, PhD, President of Center of Addiction, explain.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new round of warnings and advisory letters to makers of dietary supplements, telling them not to falsely claim their products cure, prevent or treat serious diseases. Last year the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to makers and distributors of 12 products sold as treatments for opioid addiction and withdrawal.
Law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana is legal, report underage use of the drug is common, a new study finds. Marijuana-impaired driving is also common, HealthDay reports.