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.
Talk with a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding Public Health Insider Now that retail cannabis is legal in Washington, there’s a lot of speculation about its potential benefits and harms. Whether it’s marijuana, edibles, CBD products, or any…
By Anna Gorman, California Healthline Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use. “Two major public health issues are colliding,” said Dr. Sarah Kidd, a…
“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.
Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard that every other state.
With lethal amounts of fentanyl showing up in heroin and other drugs throughout the country, active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before
The VA is adding naloxone kits to AED cabinets in its buildings across the country, an initiative that could become a model for other health care organizations.