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Hospital Visits Due to Ecstasy Use Climb 75 Percent Between 2004 and 2008

Emergency room visits related to use of the illicit drug ecstasy rose 74.8 percent between 2004 and 2008, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Calif. Leads Nation in Quitting Smoking; Anti-Tobacco Policies Credited

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.

Quitting Smoking Before Surgery Not Risky, Study Finds

Doctors can safely recommend that patients quit smoking any time before surgery, according to a new study.

Certain Genes Amplify Impact of Drugs on Brain

People with a specific genetic makeup experience greater loss of brain function when dependent on drugs.

Quit Smoking Before Fathering a Child, Researchers Suggest

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.

Study: Parity Has No Effect on Treatment Access, But Lowers Costs

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.

FDA Advisors Recommend Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

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.

Senate Bill Would Fund Incentives for E-Health Records in Behavioral 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.

More Adults Treated for Inhalant Abuse Than Kids

A new analysis of federal data shows that most people who are treated for abusing inhalants are adults, not adolescents.

Drinking at Work on the Rise in Silicon Valley

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.

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