Most people successfully quit or cut back their alcohol consumption on their own. But people who drink more frequently are much more likely to have symptoms of dependence and might find it more difficult
As New Year’s Day approaches, health-based resolutions are hardly novel. The trend of “Dry January” has gained momentum during the pandemic, with 15% of U.S. adults attempting temporary alcohol abstinence last year.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before the pandemic,
It’s not uncommon for wildland firefighters, even in a less-intense year, to develop depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders or suicidal thoughts.
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“Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine,” the saying goes. “Wine before beer and you’ll feel queer.” True? No. It’s the amount you drink that gives you a hangover.
The Seattle public school, known as a recovery school, is designed for students learning to lead lives of sobriety while they earn their diplomas.
One reason for the shift, researchers said, is that hepatitis C, which used to be the leading cause of liver transplants, has become easier to treat with drugs.
Seven overdoses were reported January 17th. Some victims reported injecting heroin and others snorting a crushed pill that may have been fentanyl.
The app, called Second Chance, detects overdose-related symptoms about 90 percent of the time by tracking your breathing and movement.
More than half of drug users in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district say they purposely seek fentanyl, despite its dangers
“I did ecstasy once, and I got married … I did it again, I made a sex tape … like, everything bad would happen.”
Instead of banning sugary-flavored e-cigarettes, the FDA proposes to limit sales to areas in convenience stores and other retail outlets that require an ID.
While most mothers who get a bottle of pain pills when leaving the hospital won’t develop dependence or an addiction, some will.