May 26, 2017

Drivers who are killed in car crashes are now more likely to be on drugs than alcohol, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

In 2015, the most recent year for which national data were available, drugs were present in 43% of driv...

May 25, 2017

Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens.

“Some weeks this year, 90% of applicants would test positive...

May 22, 2017

A mother of young children recently attended a community event about alcohol and other drug use among young people. It was hosted by her school district and the local sheriff’s department. Why did she attend? Today’s guest blogger shares her thoughts. I hope more paren...

May 19, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - For 33 years, employees at Listening House in downtown St. Paul have helped the homeless battle poverty, mental illness and addiction.

But lately they don't like what they are hearing and seeing on the street.

"It's fairly common for people to be...

May 17, 2017

In lieu of National Prevention Week, today's tips are for finding opioid alternatives for surgical pain.

Headed for surgery? Specialists say talking to your doctors ahead of time may turn up ways to control post-operative pain while minimizing use of those problematic p...

May 15, 2017

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.

Get Involved

During National Prevention Week, organizations across the country host health fairs, block parti...

May 12, 2017

May is Mental Health Month. This year, Mental Health First Aid USA is taking the opportunity to spread information on social media about how mental illness and addiction affect some key populations — and what we ALL can do to help. Because anyone, anywhere can be the d...

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