Researchers have found that when it comes to quitting smoking, Californians have done better than the people in the rest of the nation, probably because of stricter tobacco control policies.
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Doctors can safely recommend that patients quit smoking any time before surgery, according to a new study.
People with a specific genetic makeup experience greater loss of brain function when dependent on drugs.
Researchers have found that nonsmoking pregnant women exposed to second-hand smoke at home or at work are significantly more likely to have a stillborn birth or a child with a birth defect — and suggest men quit smoking before trying to have a baby.
Requiring parity for substance abuse disorders in health insurance plans results in identifying more people who need alcohol and drug treatment and lowers plan participants' out-of-pocket costs, but has 'little impact on utilization, costs for plans, or quality of care,' according to a new study.
An expert panel advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended in a draft report that menthol cigarettes be outlawed to protect Americans' health.
A new bill put forward in the U.S. Senate would allow mental health and substance abuse treatment providers to receive incentive funding from Medicare and Medicaid for using electronic health records.
A new analysis of federal data shows that most people who are treated for abusing inhalants are adults, not adolescents.
Doesn’t having a beer in the afternoon when you’re at work sound pretty cool? Sure it does — but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
The addictions field has lost a pioneer: G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., renowned researcher and harm-reduction advocate, died on March 14 at age 69.