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Health department in Provo collecting unused drugs

Health officials in Provo are going to accept unused, expired or unneeded prescription drugs during a Substance Misuse and Abuse Reduction Team take-back event. Full story

Advocates assail proposed cuts in NH treatment

A New Hampshire teenager said Tuesday he would be in a hospital, jail or dead if not for the addiction rehabilitation services jeopardized by the proposed state budget. Full story

Idaho website helps map substance abuse cases

State officials have put together a website for schools and community groups to access data related to substance abuse. Full story

Teen drug use rises after a decade of declines

Substance abuse has trended upward among American teens over the past three years after a decade of declines, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the Partnership at Drugfree.org. Full story

New laws expand mental health, addiction care

Two federal laws that provide better insurance coverage for more people with mental health and substance abuse problems are just beginning to take effect, and advocates say the changes are a huge win for consumers. Full story

Pill to quit drugs? Docs aim to rewire brain

Could a once-a-month alcoholism shot keep heroin addicts from relapse? A drug that wakes up narcoleptics treat cocaine addiction?  Researchers are testing to see if medications for other brain diseases can halt replapses. Full story

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