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In the United States, drinking alcohol depends heavily on socio-economic status.
There always seems to be something new when it comes to the world of substance abuse, and the most recent news happens to be related to a new product called Palcohol – also referred to as “powdered alcohol” (hence the name that they decided to use for it)..
Addiction was once dismissed as moral weakness or indulgence. Today, thanks to decades of research, we know that addiction is a chronic brain disease that “compels a person to become singularly obsessed with obtaining and abusing drugs despite their many adverse health and life consequences,” as the National Institute of Drug Abuse explains.
Every morning when I look into the mirror I see pieces of my mother — glimpses of her features in my eyes, my hair, my cheekbones. People have been saying since I was a child how much I looked like her.
A new study of college students finds that some of their “protective strategies” when they plan on drinking are actually tied to greater alcohol use.
Young men are at high risk for alcohol consumption, so it's a good thing drinking regulations are doing what they’re supposed to, acting as a preventative measure —at least most of the time.
When Matt and Jen Osmun opened their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they didn't expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana outlet.
The brain disease model of addiction is strongly supported by scientific evidence, according to a commentary published today in The Lancet Psychiatry by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow and NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob.
Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.