571 Arrested for Drunk Driving in L.A. Over St. Patrick’s Day

The St. Patrick’s Day DUI Mobilization crackdown on drunk drivers resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the sobriety checkpoints, special saturation patrols and routine patrols in Los Angeles County over the weekend. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 14, through midnight Monday, officers representing 100 county law enforcement agencies arrested 571 individuals for driving under…

Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Kids

Startling new findings have thrown into question whether decades of pregnant women taking acetaminophen products such as Tylenol for lower back pain and headaches has led to their children being diagnosed with ADHD. Kids whose mothers took acetaminophen while pregnant were more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a long-term study by UCLA researchers has…

Doctors’ Views on Drug Abuse Affect Outcomes for Addicts

People affected by substance use disorders commonly receive treatment from healthcare professionals trained as general physicians (GPs), psychiatrists or addiction services specialists. Whatever the details of their training, these professionals contribute a critical element to successful treatment by committing themselves to their work as fully as possible. However, not all professionals involved in the field…