• Needle by Needle, a Heroin Crisis Grips California's Rural North

    The dirty needles can be found scattered among the pine and brush, littering the forest floor around Eureka, a town long celebrated as a gateway to the scenic Redwood Empire. They are the debris of a growing heroin scourge that is gripping the remote community... Read More

  • The $1 Fentanyl Drug Test

    Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be a hundred times more powerful than morphine. Dealers mix it with drugs like cocaine and heroin to boost its strength, and that has led to a sharp increase in overdose deaths. Users typically don't know whether their d... Read More

  • These 20 States Consume the Most Alcohol in America

    Adults in the U.S. consumed more than 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, the latest year for which data are available. This is about 470 binge drinks per binge drinker, according to a first-of-its-kind study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Preven... Read More

  • Questions Raised About Study Of Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

    To the untrained, the evidence looks promising for a new medical device to ease opioid withdrawal. A small study shows that people feel better when the device, an electronic nerve stimulator called the Bridge, is placed behind their ear.... Read More

  • Pain In The Nation

    Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Deaths per 100K residents in Arizona... Read More