Health insurance plans have traditionally offered little in the way of addiction treatment coverage, so many cheered when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) declared that such benefits should be an essential part of the policies sold through state marketplaces.
With reports that the shooter in the Orlando tragedy displayed behavioral and emotional problems as far back as elementary school, violence and mental illness have again become linked in the public conversation.
A Minnesota medical examiner has reported that the music icon Prince died from an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.
A small implant that delivers a constant stream of a drug that eases physical withdrawal from opioids, limits cravings and blocks their effect in the brain is being hailed as a game changer in the fight against heroin and prescription painkiller addiction.
In many ways, it was a morning like any other. Amber Tozer awoke with a raging hangover after too much partying and too much wine and vowed never to drink again.
A significant number of deaths among former prisoners are substance use-related, according to a new study from Sweden published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.
When drugs or alcohol become a problem for someone you care about, it’s time for decisions: What are the treatment options? What’s the best fit? And once you find help, how can you convince your loved one to accept it and follow through?
Have you ever wondered why your smartphone is so hard to put down or why you can’t resist reading that incoming text? Why do you suddenly feel vulnerable when you find yourself without your smartphone — a condition described with terms such as “nomophobia” or no-mobile-phone phobia?
Prom is all about dresses and corsages, tuxedos and bow ties, but it’s also all too often about drinking. Prom typically kicks off the last month before graduation for high school seniors, which means that it is a time of both exceptional elation and major stress.
What happens when young people in addiction recovery are brought together and empowered to better themselves and their world?