Although many types of prescription drugs are abused, prescription painkiller abuse is a growing epidemic. Nearly 3 of 4 overdoses are caused by opioid pain relievers. In 2008, these drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths, more than cocaine and heroin combined....
Authors in the addiction and recovery space don't come a lot bigger than David Sheff. The journalist entered this field involuntarily when he endured a parent's nightmare, as his son, Nic, became addicted to crystal meth and other drugs. Here, the acclaimed author of "Beautiful...
West Virginia has the highest rate of prescription drug overdoses in the nation, and many of those deaths come from the overuse of legally prescribed opiate painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin. Law enforcement officials worked to close a number of pain clinics in southern...
The current youth addiction treatment program on Prince Edward Island, Canada, isn't working for many, admits Health Minister Doug Currie. Currently the province has an eight-week addiction treatment day program, that sends youth home on weekends. For years, addicts, former...
A vaccine to treat heroin addiction has proven effective in keeping drug-addicted rats from relapsing in a preclinical trial, according to a study. Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in California say the vaccine is now ready for human trials.
Chris Christie, the New Jersey Republican governor, appeared on May 8 with former Garden State governor Jim McGreevey, a Democrat, at a local jail to meet with a group of incarcerated women participating in a substance-abuse-treatment...
Sometime this month, the DSM-5 will replace the DSM-IV as the coin of the realm for diagnosis of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders. Despite the unprecedented criticism that has accompanied the process, the final product's changes are based on very solid...
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