Substance Abuse News
News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
According to a paper found online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers have learned people are apt to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but tend to smoke more...more
When it comes to mental illness and substance abuse disorders, prevention is key to reducing such conditions, and individuals who have embraced recovery have felt its benefits.
The Affordable Care...more
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits.
The Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson increased its need for substance abuse counseling to cater to the area's growing population.
The Center, to meet the needs of the residents in...more
Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital conducted a survey to learn about beverage preferences that results to...more
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance.
Krishna Patel at Institute of...more
A new study finds that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death and, which resulted in liver disease, the main culprit of these deaths.
The study also finds that the risk...more
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more
Results of a new study to be published in the May 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research finds that those who binge drink, even in moderate consumption, show...more
Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol...more