Spending on behavioral health is a shrinking portion of overall health expenditures more>>

How to Outlaw Supersized Alcopops: A Model for States more>>


NIH-funded study uses new technology to peek deep into the brain more>>

Buprenorphine treatment in pregnancy: less distress to babies more>>


Gene That May Influence Alcoholism And Addiction Identified
Previous research has extensively studied the association of the dopamine D2 receptor gene (DRD2) with alcoholism. more>>

Family History Of Alcoholism Affects Response To Drug Used To Treat Heavy Drinking
Naltrexone is one of four oral medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism.


Appeals court says requirement to attend AA unconstitutional
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco more>>

Understanding Addiction and Its Hidden Costs
ExecuCare ARC addresses the challenges faced by busy professionals who struggle with substance abuse


Chem Lab: ADHD Drug Tested as Treatment for Crack Addiction
A recent study may have allowed seven crack cocaine addicts to live out their wildest dreams more>>

Alcoholism And Bad Neighborhoods: A Two-way Street
Living in neighborhoods characterized by unemployment, poverty, poor family integration and high residential mobility is known to contribute to a greater risk for alcohol problems.

Alcoholism can reduce brain functionality
A researcher in Japan warned that alcoholism can reduce brain functionality, even when there seems to be no apparent structural damage. more>>

Brain dysfunction blamed for drug addiction

Drug users who can't kick the habit can blame a dysfunctional brain for their addiction, according to new research.

European Tree Yields New Alcoholism Treatment
A drug approved last year for smoking cessation has also shown promise for use against alcoholism. more>>

Survey: Teen Drug Use Is Rampant
80 percent of high school students and 44 percent of middle school students attend drug-infested schools.

Brain glitch blamed for addiction
DRUG users who can't kick the habit can blame a dysfunctional brain for their addiction, according to new research. more>>

Nicotinic receptor may make some people biologically susceptible to drug addiction
Results of a new study on rats may help explain why some people are biologically more susceptible to drug addiction than the others.

Study: Parents in denial, despair as teens' drug use grows
Teenagers say drug problems at school are getting worse more>>

Charge dropped; law says alcoholism not a crime
”I’m just a drunk, I’m not a criminal,” Daniel Barnes told Portsmouth District Court Judge

FBI: Former Marijuana Smokers May Apply
Reversing a 13-year ban, the FBI now says that individuals who have used marijuana on more than an occasional basis in the past may apply for jobs as federal agents more>>

Females More Prone To Brain Damage From Alcohol Abuse

Science Daily — Alcoholism has traditionally been considered a male disease because there are many more alcoholic males than females

Cocaine Supply Shrinks As Prices Rise in U.S. Cities, Drug Official Says
But the same federal report that Walters said indicates the short supply also suggests that producers might be stockpiling cocaine in South America or Mexico more>>

OxyContin maker, 3 execs fined $634.5M
The pills can produce a heroin-like high if crushed and then swallowed, snorted or injected.


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