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Article Category: Research

2020: The Deadliest Year In Drug History

Krystina Murray ❘

2020 is the deadliest year in drug history, with declining mental health due to COVID-19 encouraging more substance abuse to occur.

Researcher’s Device To Reduce Alcohol Intoxication

Hayley Hudson ❘

A small device was created by researchers that uses hyperventilating as a means to reduce alcohol intoxication.

Opioid-Related Deaths Are On The Rise In America

Suzette Gomez ❘

Opioid-related overdoses have climbed up 137% from 2019 to 2020. By April of this year, drug overdose deaths were up 11.4%.

More Young Adults Are Abstaining From Alcohol

Suzette Gomez ❘

Alcohol use among young adults decreased by 50% from 2002 to 2018. Millennials and Gen Z are now drinking less than ever before.

Medicaid Coverage Expansion Leads To Less Opioid Deaths

Hayley Hudson ❘

A 2020 study found that expanding Medicaid coverage resulted in less opioid overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids.

Scientists Discover A Cannabinoid More Potent Than THC

Ginni Correa ❘

A team of Italian scientists have discovered a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant which may be more potent than THC or CBD.

New Research Examines Connection Between Opioid Addiction And Early Life Adversity

Krystina Murray ❘

Difficult experiences in childhood may increase the likelihood of opioid addiction later in life, according to a study on early life adversity.

Research Compares Opioid Addiction In Germany And The United States

Nathan Yerby ❘

Germany is second only to America in opioid prescriptions, yet far fewer Germans develop opioid use disorders or suffer opioid overdoses.

FDA Approves Cocaine Nasal Spray As Study Casts Doubt On FDA Standards

Nathan Yerby ❘

The FDA just approved Numbrino, a surgical nasal spray which contains cocaine. A new study has shown the agency is taking less time to approve drugs.