In and out of rehab and all over the tabloids, celebrity addicts like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears are damaging the image of addiction treatment programs, some observers say.
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Middle-school students who were exposed to the greatest number of antismoking ads were also the most likely to smoke, according to researchers who concluded that such ads can backfire unless constructed carefully.
The rural home of Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson has become a pilgrimage site of sorts for many people in recovery and their family members since opening to the public as a museum in 1988.
Recovering alcoholics who quit smoking perform better on mental tests than those who continue to smoke, according to a study by San Francisco researchers.
'The environments in which behavioral health care is both given and received are toxic for persons in recovery, family members, and the workforce,' according to a report commissioned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Recent media coverage about high-priced treatment programs is scintillating, but misinforms the public and policy makers about long-term recovery, writes Pat Taylor.
Most smokers say they would welcome ways to integrate their personal spiritual beliefs into their attempts to quit smoking cigarettes, and research suggests that a spiritual component could improve the odds of quitting.
The FY2008 budget for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration includes no money to promote national Recovery Month, but addiction counselors are calling on federal lawmakers to restore the $4-million budget for organizing Recovery Month events.
A Washington, D.C., Alcoholics Anonymous group is being accused of turning into a cult of personality, with members encouraged to cut off ties with outsiders and have sex with other members of the group.
Clinical trails are set to begin on 'Smoke-Break,' a so-called 'liquid cigarette' that the manufacturer hopes to market as a smoking-cessation aid.