Tag: addiction treatment

Survey: Alcohol and Drug Use Increase During...

The coronavirus pandemic has affected millions of Americans who have suffered hardships over the past several months. Some have lost...

September 10, 2020

Roundup: Screenings for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use;’ Salmonella...

U.S. Panel: Adults Should be Screened for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use’ All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for “unhealthy...

November 16, 2018

Too Many Older Adults Taking Anti-Anxiety Meds...

Despite warnings against long-term use, one in four older adults are prescribed anti-anxiety medications for sleep issues, depression and related...

September 12, 2018

Alcohol and Brain Health: Even ‘Moderate Drinking’...

Can even moderate drinking — one or two beverages a day containing alcohol — be detrimental to your health? Yes,...

May 22, 2018

Roundup: Alcohol Use Linked to Higher Risk...

Consuming alcoholic beverages regularly -- whether it's ight, moderate, or heavy use -- may increase your risk of developing several...

November 10, 2017

Medicine Cabinet Hazards: Your Teens Could Be...

You have a cough or cold, and all you want is relief from the annoying symptoms. You stop at the...

February 28, 2017

Surgeon General: Substance Abuse Crisis Suffers from...

Public health officials and the healthcare community overall can do more to help the millions of Americans who suffer from...

November 18, 2016

Safe Homes, Smart Parties: Tips for Parents

School’s out for the summer, and kids are celebrating graduations and a break from the books. Socializing for teens and...

June 6, 2016

Watch Now: The Opioid Epidemic in America

“While Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we consume 80 percent of the global opioid...

May 17, 2016

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Many would argue that alcohol is woven into the fabric of American life; most restaurants serve beer and wine, and...

April 13, 2016

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