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Drug overdose deaths up for 11th consecutive year

CHICAGO (AP) — Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.


'Pink slip stigma' proven true with research (audio)

Call it “pink slip stigma.” When you don’t have a job, it’s harder to convince a new employer to give you one. And we all know the longer you’re out of the game, the harder […]


Federal survey produces mixed findings on drug abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal officials see some improvement in national substance abuse trends, but also some concerns. Among the data they find encouraging in the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is a […]



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