What Addicts Need
Addiction isn't a weakness; it's an illness. Now vaccines and other new drugs may change the way we treat it.
By Jeneen Interlandi | NEWSWEEK
Commentary: Rapper Macklemore Takes on Prevention
Macklemore, a 30-year-old male artist with a history of drug and alcohol use, doesn’t brag about getting drunk or high; rather warns young people about the realities behind addiction, and urges his listeners to learn from his mistakes.
Kentucky Bill Aims to Strengthen Heroin Treatment, Penalties
Kentucky lawmakers will soon consider a bill that would make the opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone more available, while stiffening penalties for high-level drug dealers. The bill also would expand anti-drug education, the Courier-Journal reports.
China Seizes Tons of Raw Materials Used in Fake Pharmaceuticals
The Chinese government announced a major crackdown on makers of fake drugs, Businessweek reports. More than nine tons of raw materials used in counterfeit pharmaceuticals were seized, including some psychedelic or poisonous ingredients.
Fewer Teens See Great Risk From Being Regular Marijuana Users: Survey
The percentage of teens who think there is a great risk from being a regular marijuana user has dropped, according to a new survey. The Monitoring the Future survey found 39.5 percent of 12th graders think regular marijuana use is harmful, down from 44.1 percent last year.