A new study that looks at the long-term costs of addiction finds heroin, oxycodone and cocaine rank as the top three most expensive substances. Each addiction costs more than a million dollars to support over a 50-year period, CNBC reports.
Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol struggle to achieve hallmarks of adult success, such as graduating from college, getting married, having a full-time job and earning a good salary, a new study finds.
People searching for high-quality care for alcohol use disorder have a new online tool to help them. The tool, called the Alcohol Treatment Navigator, is provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.
A new study finds more than 35 percent of Canadian high school students admit to having been in a car with a driver who had been drinking, while 20 percent reported ever riding with a driver who had been using marijuana.
A growing body of research points to the relationship between alcohol and suicide. Taking steps to reduce the availability of alcohol may help to reduce the number of suicides, says Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Oakland, California.