Scientists have identified a likely mechanism by which cocaine use can cause brain damage and decreased cognitive function. Using advanced brain imaging techniques, scientists have clearly demonstrated for the first time that cocaine use temporarily narro
Move over 411: thereâ€™s another information phone number in town, which refers callers to human services organizations for the help they need or want. The “community connection” is United Wayâ€™s 211 telephone help line, which made its debut last June in the
A major physicians organization has identified firearm injury as a serious public-health issue and is calling upon its 100,000 member internists to strive toward a reduction of bloodshed, much as physicians have taken on similar problems like alcoholism a
An important discovery using genetically altered mice has brought researchers one step closer to unraveling the mechanisms of nicotine addiction and even closer to the development of an effective treatment for one of the Nation's deadliest and most costly
Two geneticists have found that fruit flies respond in the same way to “crack” cocaine as do other animals, including humans. Because humans and fruit flies use many similar biochemical pathways, this discovery suggests that the flies may help scientists
A cellular-phone company has joined with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in a multifaceted approach to prevent drunk and impaired driving that could be repeated by other drunk-driving coalitions nationally.
A Center on Adiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) study reveals that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction are implicated in the incarceration of 80%–1.4 million–of the 1.7 million men and women behind bars today.
Adopting the confrontational style of a therapeutic community drug-treatment program, the job training and placement organization Strive (Support Training Resulting in Valuable Employment) has helped more than 14,000 people find steady work since 1985. Th
Working state by state to help communities improve their responses to alcohol and other drug problems, the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws is finding that building diverse coalitions of community leaders.