Tag: addiction

  • Does marijuana hurt or help your brain? Scientists rush to study the drug's impact | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Does marijuana hurt or help your brain? Scientists rush to study the drug’s impact

    As national attitudes and laws around cannabis use have evolved, so have the commercially grown strains of the plant. Some marijuana varieties today contain levels of THC, the drug’s psychoactive compound, as high as 50 percent, compared to around 5 percent a generation ago. But as PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports, the effects…

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  • For this doctor, a son’s death by overdose inspires his mission to rescue others

    For more, go to: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/for-this-doctor-a-sons-death-by-overdose-inspires-his-mission-to-rescue-others

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  • Synthetic opioids on the rise in America | Miles O'Brien Productions

    New statistics show synthetic opioids are driving overdose crisis in America

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released their final tally of fatal drug overdoses for 2016. All drug overdoses rose 21%, from 52,404 in 2015 to 63,632 in 2016. The vast majority of these were opioid overdoses, which rose 27% to 42,249 from the previous year. At this point, the opioid epidemic…

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  • Prescription opioid overdoses down, but opioid substitute overdoses way up

    A new Stanford study shows that initiatives aimed to curb opioid abuse have been a double-edged sword.

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