Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking
May 24, 2018
A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based ...
In the addiction battle, is forced rehab the solution?
May 23, 2018
The last thing Lizabeth Loud, a month from giving birth, wanted was to be forced into treatment for her heroin and prescription painkiller addiction.
Warning labels on alcohol containers highly deficient, new research shows
May 21, 2018
Current health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows.
Viewing more medical marijuana ads linked to higher pot use among adolescents
May 17, 2018
Adolescents who view more advertising for medical marijuana are more likely to use marijuana, express intentions to use the drug and have more-positive expectations about the substance, according to a new RAND Corporation ...
Predicting what drives people to seek, stay in substance-use treatment
May 16, 2018
About 22 million Americans are substance dependent (illicit drugs and alcohol), which interferes with routine life and requires treatment. Yet, only 2.5 million of these Americans participate in treatment services. The severe ...
Serving smaller alcoholic drinks could reduce the U.K.'s alcohol consumption
May 14, 2018
New research published in Addiction, conducted by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Sheffield, highlights the potential benefits of reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages.
Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs
May 11, 2018
A new review published online today in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 ...
Study looks at barriers to getting treatment for substance use disorders
May 08, 2018
For patients with substance use disorders seen in the emergency department or doctor's office, locating and accessing appropriate treatment all too often poses difficult challenges. Healthcare providers and treatment facility ...
'Shooting gallery' helps addicts in Europe's richest country
May 07, 2018
Far from the glitzy bank buildings and boutiques in Luxembourg city sits a run-down prefab building behind the railway station that shows another side to Europe's richest country.
Anti-alcoholism drug shows promise in animal models
May 03, 2018
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully tested in animals a drug that, they say, may one day help block the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that incessantly coax people with alcoholism to drink. ...