A new study finds people addicted to opioids who are treated with the newly approved implanted form of buprenorphine are more likely to maintain abstinence after six months, compared with those taking the pill form of the treatment.
Medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do not increase children’s risk of substance abuse later in life if they start taking them early and for a long period, a new study suggests.
A mental health reform bill passed earlier this month by the U.S. House would provide more hospital beds for people dealing with a mental illness who need short-term hospitalization. NBC News calls it one of the most significant mental health reform measures since 1963.
State drug prescription monitoring programs help prevent 10 opioid-overdose deaths daily in the United States, a new study finds. Improvements in the programs could save another two people daily, the researchers said.
A growing number of college students are trying to avoid alcohol-related weight gain through a practice known as “drunkorexia,” CBS News reports. Students skip meals, exercise heavily before drinking alcohol, take laxatives or diuretics, or vomit after drinking.
The rate of teens who use nicotine, through e-cigarettes or tobacco cigarettes, is increasing, a new study finds. Researchers say many teens who never would have smoked traditional cigarettes are now using e-cigarettes.
An estimated 15 percent of adults in America — millions of people — suffer with pain that lasts more than three months. For many of these people, prescription opioid pain medicines are an important part of their treatment for a variety of health conditions. However, when these medications—safe when used as directed, under the supervision […]