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State attorneys general implore Congress to fund addiction treatment

A majority of state attorneys general joined in a bipartisan coalition earlier this week and urged Congress to permit Medicaid funding toward larger substance...

Children with mental health disorders found to be at high risk...

New research has shown that people who battle mental health disorders as children are at greater risk of developing addictions as adults. Dutch researchers launched...

San Francisco budget targets opioid epidemic

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled the city’s budget outline earlier this month, which allocates $10 billion toward programs designed to help mitigate the...

The impacts of heavy drinking on the brain

The impacts of heavy drinking on the human brain and the behavioral changes linked to excessive alcohol consumption were recently analyzed in a study...

Abstinence and social support crucial to improved quality of life after...

Maintaining abstinence and receiving social support after inpatient drug detox are key factors in improving the quality of life of an individual in recovery,...

Cutting through the chatter: Toxicovigilance and Twitter

Tracking the rate and incidence of nonmedical use of prescription medications has typically been done by agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

The impact of age and gender on the mental health of...

A recent study offered a glimpse into the impacts that age and gender have on the mental health of people struggling with drug addiction. Researchers...

Social listening is a valuable resource for monitoring substance abuse

Infoveillance, the process of social listening in order to identify and evaluate what is said about an individual, product, brand or company through the...

Addiction treatment strategies for the antisocial

Certain behavioral traits have long been associated with a risk for drug abuse, but new research published in the journal Behavioral Sciences by researchers...

Levels of mental distress after addiction treatment linked to admission pathways

People who voluntarily seek addiction treatment are less likely to exhibit signs of mental distress six months after their course of treatment when compared...
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