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Prince’s death might have been 'accidental overdose’

(Daily News, April 25) ) Prince was reportedly taking painkillers for hip pain. Photo by Scott Penner.

Heavy Teen Marijuana Use May Cut Life Short by 60

(WSAW, April 24) A new study shows that teens who used marijuana heavily were more likely to die by age 60 compared to those who didn't.

Rob Reiner's Son Nick Reiner: I Lived on the Streets Battling Drug Addiction

(People, April 20) Nick Reiner, the son of filmmaker Rob Reiner, co-wrote a film loosely based on his drug addiction experience.

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

(NPR, April 15) It's a great time for teens to learn faster and absorb more information, but at the same time indulge in behavior that can be damaging to them, such as drug use.

Speed, Drugs Blamed For Crash Seriously Injuring 5 Teens

(Fox 17, April 10)  The driver, 17, was driving with his four friends in the car when it went off the road and hit a tree. 

Why Fentanyl Is So Much More Deadly Than Heroin

(Forbes, April 9) Fentanyl deaths, caused by a powerful drug that's 25-50 times more potent than heroin, is on the rise. 

The Stunning Spread Of The Opioid Painkiller And Heroin Epidemic, In One Map

(Vox, April 9) A map of the United States illustrates the heroin epidemic as it sweeps its way across the country. 

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Jodie Sweetin Breaks Down on "DWTS" About Drug Abuse Past

(CBS News, April 5) Actress Jodie Sweetin had turned to drugs and alcohol when she was only 13 years old. Photo by GabboT.

There Might Be A Genetic Reason People Become Addicted To Marijuana

(Elite Daily, April 4) Addiction to marijuana may be linked to genetics, according to a new study.

Opioid Abuse Has Death Grip on Tennessee

(The Tennessean, April 3) Will Bell was a high school football player who took opioid painkillers so he didn't feel the pain from tackling or lifting, but they weren't his own pills.