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A new study finds a link between more experiences of discrimination and higher levels of drug use.


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Drug and alcohol violations among employees at U.S. nuclear plants are on the rise, according to a new report. They have increased from about one a month to almost one a week over the last five years.


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The poorest 20 percent of American households spent an average of $152 on alcohol last year, a new government survey finds. These households spent less on alcohol last year than at any time in the past 15 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.


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Law enforcement officials in Ohio report an increase in the amount of Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, being smuggled into prisons, often through the mail.


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Electronically tracking purchases of pseudoephedrine, a cold medicine used in making methamphetamine, will not stop production or use of meth, according to a drug policy expert.


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U.S. emergency rooms reported almost 23,000 visits for synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" in 2011. The findings come from the first national study to look at bath salts-related emergency room visits, according to HealthDay.


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A new study finds a substance abuse treatment program that approaches addiction as a chronic disease is no more effective than a single medical visit and a referral to addiction treatment resources.


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Ambulance calls from casinos dropped significantly in Colorado after the state extended its smoke-free law to casino floors, a new study concludes.


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Officials in Baton Rouge, Louisiana say a growing number of packages containing illegal drugs are being sent through the U.S. mail and private delivery services, the Associated Press reports.


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Join Together speaks with Greg Williams, producer of "The Anonymous People," an independent documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction.


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