Advocates for addiction recovery are hoping that a new HBO series, “Addiction,” will help educate the public about the disease and clear up some common misconceptions.
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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will award grants for projects that 'propose to support research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorders; organizational, financial, and management factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of services for alcohol-use disorders; and phenomenon of recovery from alcohol use disorders.'
Presidential candidate Barack Obama announced this week that he is trying to quit smoking, highlighting the trend of political figures kicking the habit because they feel it is bad for their image as well as their health.
Four new 'Centers of Excellence for Physician Information' established by the National Institute on Drug Abuse are designed to support addiction awareness, prevention and treatment in primary-care practices.
Electronics retailer Circuit City has agreed to halt a drug-related promotion for the movie 'Crank' after receiving complaints from the St. Louis affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Researchers from Stanford University found that a 12-step oriented treatment program that included attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings boosted two-year sobriety rates by 30 percent compared to cognitive-behavioral programs.
Reclaiming Futures is launching a campaign in Alaska, Ky., Ore., and Wash., to encourage adults to become mentors for teens who are struggling with drugs, alcohol and crime.
Smokers can now get their hands on a new product that promises to fight craving for cigarettes: a hand gel made from tobacco extracts that is being sold at stores like Walgreen.
The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will award $2.9 million in grants to enhance delivery of peer-to-peer recovery support services under its Recovery Community Services Program.
More addicted individuals are taking part in Recovery Walks and other public events designed to put a face on the disease and advocate for policy changes.