Family Shares Story Of Losing Son To Opioid Abuse As Effort Launched In North Texas To Prevent These DeathsIn 2017, some 46,000 Americans died of overdoses associated with the use of opioids. Holden Stucky was one of them.
American Heart Association Says Taking A Stand Against E-Cigarette Use Among Youth Is CriticalIn North Texas and across the country, e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product by most youth and adolescents, with nearly 30% of high school seniors using the product. E-cigarettes are undoing decades of progress made in reducing youth tobacco use, and they risk addicting millions of young people to nicotine.
Smart Phones, Computers Creating Generation Of Porn Addicts; Some States Call It 'Public Health Emergency'Studies show children are typically first exposed to pornography at age 13.
Health Officials Urge Teens, 'Stop Vaping' After Spike In Severe Lung Illness CasesHealth officials are warning teens and young adults to stop vaping after a growing number of severe lung illness cases likely related to vaping have emerged.
States Passing Medical Marijuana Laws See 23% Higher Than Expected Deaths Involving Prescription OpioidsA new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.
Addicted To Your Smartphone? How To Keep Track Of Your Screen TimeGoogle and Apple both have tools to help you manage your screen time on their devices.
US Surgeon General Warns Of Teen Risks From E-CigarettesThe United States surgeon general is taking aim at electronic cigarette brands, urging "aggressive steps" to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.
Juul To Halt Sales Of Flavored E-Cigarettes In Retail StoresJuul Labs announced it will stop selling its flavored pods at more than 90,000 retail stores nationwide, including convenience stores and specialty vape shops.
72 Pounds Of Heroin Found At South Dallas HomeCourt documents filed Thursday say 39-year-old Juan Jose Ontanon-Espinoza faces a federal drug charge and was taken into custody after he gave more than 6 pounds of heroin an informant.
Plugged In To DFW: ShatterproofThe Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K, sponsored by CBS11 and TXA21, is Saturday, November 17 at Continental Bridge Gateway Plaza in Dallas.
Prince's Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain PillsThe family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsibility for his death two years ago.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Demi Lovato Having "Complications" After Apparent OverdoseDemi Lovato is experiencing "complications" including "vomiting and a high fever," and remains hospitalized following her apparent drug overdose, sources close to the singer said.
Demi Lovato Opens Up About Relapse In Candid Single "Sober"Demi Lovato has released a new single that reveals a heartbreaking setback in her road to recovery from addiction. In her song "Sober," a candid Lovato admits to suffering a relapse.
WHO Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' As Mental Health ConditionThe WHO announced 'gaming disorder' as a new mental health condition to be included in the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases on Monday.