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ED opioid overdose visits rise 30% across U.S.

From the CDC. MMWR, March 9, 2018/67(9);279-285 Vital Signs: Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Opioid Overdoses – United States, July 2016-September2017 Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report examines […]


NIH study shows steep increase in rate of alcohol-related ER visits

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 […]


Cigarette Smoking Is Increasing Among Americans with Drug Problems

From ScienceDaily Odds of smoking among Americans with a substance use disorder are more than five times greater than the overall population. While cigarette smoking has declined in the U.S. for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with an illicit substance use disorder, according to a […]