The Evolution of Youth Drug Use

Maureen MurdockAdolescence, Substance Abuse, Vaping1 Comment

Teenagers are drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes and trying fewer hard drugs according to a new federal survey of 8th, 10th and 12th graders. This is due to an effort in the US to discourage drug use including stricter school penalties, smoking bans, and general public awareness campaigns including lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. “There has been a whole lot … Read More

Good News in Dayton: Drug Deaths Decline

Maureen MurdockAddiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse7 Comments

This year drug deaths in Dayton, Ohio are down by 54% compared to last year. A manufacturing center at the junction of two major interstates, Dayton had one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the U.S. in 2017. For the first time in years the number of opioid deaths nationwide have begun to decline according to the CDC … Read More