The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that as many as 1 in 4 children younger than age 18 is exposed to family alcohol abuse or dependence. These children are more likely to develop depression or anxiety disorders in adolescence, use alcohol or other drugs early and become tomorrow’s addicted youth, explains NACoA’s Sis Wegner.
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People hospitalized for methamphetamine or marijuana use are more likely than those being treated as inpatients for other substance use disorders to develop schizophrenia, according to a new study.
The Food and Drug Administration has determined the smoking cessation drug Chantix is no more likely than nicotine patches to cause psychiatric events that require hospitalization.
The type of care veterans receive for substance use disorders and mental illness varies around the country, according to a new study.
Young people who begin using heroin generally are unaware of the drug’s dangerous effects, according to a new study.
The use of antidepressants has jumped almost 400 percent in the last 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Antidepressants are the third most common prescription drug in America, taken by 11 percent of those ages 12 and older.
The Employee Assistance Research Foundation has issued a call for grant proposals, which will focus on workplace-related outcomes of employee assistance programs. The proposals are due by November 30.
A mental health clinic in Louisville, KY, has stopped writing prescriptions for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax because of concerns about abuse and overdoses. Experts say benzodiazepines, including Xanax, are often overlooked as a source of prescription drug abuse.
Smokers with drug, alcohol or mental disorders are five times as likely to quit smoking if they receive counseling from their primary care physician, a new study finds.
Men are more likely than women to develop substance use disorders, while women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression, a new study finds.