From Time by Alexandra Sifferlin April 20 is known as a popular “4/20” holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, but researchers argue that the festivities may have serious consequences, including an increased risk of fatal traffic crashes. In a research letter published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers looked at 25 years of data on fatal crashes […]
From NCADD. Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic. The merged organization will be called: See the full announcement.
From Engadget. Click here for original article. Google’s not having the best start to the year, as it’s already been called out, yet again, for unscrupulous advertising practices. An investigation by The Sunday Times shed light on a significant money-making machine, which played out through Google ads, targeting people seeking help for substance abuse issues. Someone entering relevant […]
From NIH. Increases were larger among females than males, providing more evidence of narrowing gender gaps in alcohol-related harms in the U.S. The rate of alcohol-related visits to U.S. emergency departments (ED) increased by nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2014, especially among females and drinkers who are middle-aged or older, according to a new […]
From Vox. Click here for the original article. by German Lopez It’s a statistic that shows America’s drug addiction crisis is truly an epidemic. This is America on a drug addiction epidemic: Nearly half of US adults have a close friend or family member who’s been addicted to drugs. That comes from a Pew survey […]
From the Washington Post. Click here to read the entire article. Alcoholism Is on the Rise by Christopher Ingraham A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate of alcohol use disorder, or what’s colloquially known as “alcoholism,” rose by a shocking 49 percent in the first decade of the 2000s. One […]
From SAMHSA: To download the Advisory, click here. Advisory: An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occuring Substance Use Disorders Research suggests that 30 percent to more than 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder will develop a substance use disorder (SUD) sometime during their lives. Co-occurrence can complicate diagnosis and treatment of SUDs. However, treatment […]