Substance abuse is the No. 1 factor in child abuse and neglect cases in Massachusetts, according to groundbreaking data that reveals for the first time how the state’s drug scourge is driving its daunting child welfare caseload.
One way that prescription drug abuse differs from other forms of addiction is that those who become dependent on pills aren’t limited to the black market when they’re trying to obtain drugs. In some cases, they can go straight to the doctor’s office.
Multidisciplinary researchers unified by a mission to develop therapies, interventions and evidence-based solutions to substance use disorders delivered snapshots of their work to National Institute on Drug Abuse director Dr. Nora Volkow.
Our nation is becoming increasingly aware of the growing number of hospitalizations and casualties tied to prescription drug abuse. This problem is particularly acute among young adults.
President Barack Obama and Grammy Award-winning rapper Macklemore are opening up about their past substance use in a candid conversation about the dangers of addiction.
A slew of viral videos in recent weeks reveal the devastating effects of America’s drug abuse epidemic.
FBI publish new crime report. The data, which covers recorded arrests for violent crime and property crime as disclosed by local police departments, revealed that arrests for simple possession of drugs, mostly marijuana, are still widespread across the country.
Substance use disorder is a medical circumstance ― a brain disease that can be targeted and treated. But when we use words like “junkie” and “crackhead,” it suggests that people with substance use disorders simply lack the willpower to get better.
Nancy Swanson the addiction treatment specialist wants to help others free themselves of their drug habits. One of the biggest problems, though, is understanding that those looking to get sober often struggle with leaving the drugs behind.
Many addicts are private about their drug habits and suffer through addictions without telling their loved ones. “The most significant and destructive characteristic of addictions is that they occur in isolation.
Sept. 18-24, 2016, is Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, according to the Obama administration. But, why now? Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain.
The astonishing and hitherto largely untold story of the Third Reich’s relationship with drugs, including cocaine, heroin, morphine and, above all, methamphetamine (aka crystal meth), and of their effect on the soldiers and Hitler’s final days.