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Drug abuse

Prescription drugs
Review: Most opioid pills go unused
Published Aug 2, 2017
Researchers also find that majority of prescribed pills are not disposed of in recommended ways / Hopkins Medicine
Recent overdose incidents prompt warnings about opioid risks
Published May 16, 2017
Johns Hopkins experts discuss U.S. opioid epidemic, signs of an overdose, campus resources
Drug safety
Keep out of reach of children
Published Feb 20, 2017
Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children under 17, School of Public Health survey finds
Drug use
Cocaine and unsafe sex
Published Feb 7, 2017
School of Medicine study affirms that cocaine makes users more likely to risk unsafe sexual behavior / Hopkins Medicine
Prescription drugs
The 'moral imperative' of treating opioid withdrawal
Published Jan 9, 2017
After harrowing experience with painkillers, Hopkins bioethicist says doctors must do more to help patients through withdrawal
Drug treatment
Methadone underdose
Published Dec 2, 2016
Study finds connection between lower-than-recommended methadone doses, race of program directors / Carey Business School
Stimulant spike
Adderall abuse rises
Published Feb 16, 2016
Study: Growing number of young adults using drug without prescription / School of Public Health
Painkiller abuse
'Pill mill' crackdown saves lives, researchers say
Published Dec 21, 2015
Efforts in Florida appear to dramatically reduce painkiller overdose deaths / School of Public Health