The Latest News from Our Field

We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.

This 7-year longitudinal investigation focused on the influence of spousal heavy drinking and smoking on smoking cessation among their partners.
To determine what patient characteristics and healthcare use patterns are associated with adherence to treatment for alcohol use disorders, researchers analyzed pharmacy records to determine prescription adherence to oral naltrexone.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Loera made Forbes' Magazine's 'self-made' billionaires list.
Thousands of people have died since the Mexican government began a crackdown on drug cartels two years ago, but government officials say the violence is actually a sign of progress as trafficking gangs fight over smaller scraps of the drug business.
In Sweden, more women smoke cigarettes than men, but a public smoking ban has led growing numbers of women to begin using 'snus' smokeless tobacco.
An aggressive legislative package proposed by New Mexico Attorney General Gary King to fight underage drinking includes banning alcoholic energy drinks, classifying and taxing flavored malt beverages as liquor products, and allowing local communities to impose their own alcohol taxes.