Women serving in the U.S. military smoke, binge drink, and use illicit drugs less frequently than male servicemen, according to the U.S. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
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Increasing numbers of Iraqi military and police personnel are using drugs and alcohol while on duty, raising questions about their ability to maintain order once American troops leave in 2011.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives.
The Navy has signed a five-year contract with Hazelden to provide online recovery support services for sailors.
An FDA advisory panel says doctors should be required to get training on misuse of prescription drugs and rejected a plan that called for voluntary training … The VA is now allowing veterans to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal … Moonshine is cheap and cool again, explaining why producing illegal booze is more popular during the recession …
Veterans in states with medical-marijuana laws will be allowed to use the drug without losing their access to pain medication under a new policy announced by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Soldiers of the First Armored Division's Fourth Brigade are statistically at higher risk of death upon returning to their home base of Fort Bliss, Texas, than they were while deployed in Iraq.
Progress in the war on teen smoking has slowed to a crawl, and the government will miss a key target for smoking cessation, a CDC report says … The head of California’s NAACP chapter is under fire for supporting a marijuana legalization ballot initiative … San Francisco has drawn up the first regulations on marijuana-infused foods … Alcoholic energy drinks are being marketed to kids, Sen. Charles Schumer says …
Missouri has become the fifth U.S. state to ban K2, an herbal blend that mimics the effects of marijuana when smoked … Price controls on potent alcoholic drinks have helped cut binge drinking, a Canadian province reports … Healthcare providers need to pay more attention to smoking among gay and lesbian populations, says the American Lung Association … The long-running legal battle over funding of an Ohio tobacco prevention foundation has reached the state Supreme Court …