Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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February 14, 2013
Women who are attempting to quit smoking may try to reduce their quitting-related stress by using alcohol, which in turn can lead to greater urges to smoke, a new study finds. This vicious cycle can increase the risk of...
February 14, 2013
Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not appear to help many young children, a new study concludes. The study followed 186 children, ages 3 to 5, who had moderate to severe ADHD. Six years...
February 12, 2013
Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to have substance abuse issues and to smoke cigarettes, compared with their peers without a history of the disorder, according...
February 11, 2013
People view addiction to food in a less negative light than addiction to alcohol or tobacco, according to a study by researchers at Yale University. The researchers asked more than 1,200 adults about their feelings...
February 4, 2013
A program that teaches people to recognize and respond to overdoses of opioids can significantly decrease the number of overdose deaths, researchers at Boston Medical Center have found. Massachusetts instituted the...
February 4, 2013
Energy drinks can be dangerous for teenagers, according to a new report published in a pediatrics journal. The drinks are particularly dangerous when they are combined with alcohol, CBS News reports. The drinks can...
January 30, 2013
Emergency departments reported a significant rise in the number of visits related to the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine between 2005 and 2010, according to a new government report. The number of buprenorphine...
January 30, 2013
Teenagers’ decision to have a first alcoholic drink may be influenced by their best friends, a new study suggests. Researchers found having friends who drink and who have access to alcohol is the most important factor...
January 18, 2013
A new study suggests substance abuse impairs sexual performance in men, even after they stop using drugs or alcohol. Earlier studies suggested men spontaneously recover their normal sexual performance several weeks...
January 9, 2013
One in five high school girls binge drink, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds almost 14 million women in the United States binge drink about three times a...

 

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