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According to Time, "a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that from 2000 to 2013, drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin increased fourfold, from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 people to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 people. The rate was about four times higher...

If you’ve seen the news lately, you may have noticed that heroin is back in a big way. Communities across the country – regardless of geographic location or economic status – are experiencing an alarming uptick in deaths related to heroin overdose. So why is this happening? Why...

Underage drinking is not only illegal, it’s dangerous. Which is why MADD is asking teens to take a stand against underage drinking. Teens:  You have the power to influence your friends and make an impact in your school, home and community. The Power of You(th) is the power you hold...

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse says in her TEDMED Talk that "Adolescence is a time of major brain development—particularly the maturation of prefrontal cortical regions involved in self-control and the neural circuits linking these areas to the reward regions....