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Most people can easily comprehend addiction to a substance -- alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription medications, cigarettes, and even something like chocolate. If they've not dealt with such an addiction themselves, they know someone who has, or they've at least seen a fairly accurate depiction of the problem on TV or in movies. B
If a young man is a chronic gambler, the odds are extremely high that he also suffers from depression, according to a new study.If a young man is a chronic gambler, the odds are extremely high that he also suffers from depression, according to a new study.
With nearly 44,000 deaths a year, more Americans today die from drug overdoses than from car accidents or any other type of injury.
CRAFT beer lovers wishing to sample the wares of the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta must go to strange lengths to do so when visiting. After purchasing a memento glass for $10, the thirsty are awarded ten tickets to swap for samples of Sweetwater ales. More alcoholic choices require more tickets, and visitors can sip their blueberry wheat beer in the sun while listening to live music.
How does a former mechanic from Queens make $1,000 a day? Tommy McAlinden earns his enviable rate playing golf, dining out and watching TV. He’s a sober companion.
In a new study of British youth, published in the journal Addiction, researchers from the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Children's Hospital in Canada report success in preventing, reducing or delaying cannabis use among at-risk teenagers.
It’s the law of supply and demand in action: When a commodity is illegal, it tends to become scarcer and its price rises on the black market. Make it legal again, and its price will fall.
Alcohol, at least in moderation, can help the heart, but too much can be toxic. The latest study tells you where to draw the line
“We need a national debate on nicotine,” said Mitch Zeller. Zeller is the director of the Center for Tobacco Products, a division of the Food and Drug Administration created in 2009 when Congress passed legislation giving the F.D.A. regulatory authority — at long last! — over cigarettes.
As many as 4.3 million American adults who work full-time have experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, according to a new study.