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A new vaccine shows promise in heroin addiction treatment, a study in rats suggests.

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The blood pressure drug propranolol may help treat cocaine addiction, a new animal study suggests.

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Women who are suffering from a major depressive episode when they enter drug court are at substantially greater risk of using crack cocaine within four months, compared with women who are not currently depressed, according to a new study.

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The introduction of the first nationally accredited residency programs in addition medicine, which began on July 1, demonstrates a change in thinking about the roots of addiction, experts tell The New York Times.

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Former First Lady Betty Ford, who died Friday at the age of 93, had a profound effect on the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions by courageously admitting her own struggles with addiction, says a past medical director of the Betty Ford Center.

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Following a 2010 report on health promotion, risk reduction and suicide prevention in the Army that cites prescription drug abuse as a growing issue, the Army is making changes to reduce the misuse of prescription pain medications.

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America Honors Recovery, an annual awards event, will recognize the extraordinary and unheralded contributions of one recovery community organization and three of the country’s most influential recovery leaders on June 22.

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A residence hall for college students in recovery that is slated to open in New York City this fall is a new twist on a model that has long been used successfully in a small but growing number of colleges across the country.

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Preschool may be an effective tool in the fight against addiction, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1,500 children found those who had attended preschool were 28 percent less likely to develop substance abuse problems.

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An Illinois man who has battled addiction himself has set up a program to help addicted veterans in a recovery-home setting.

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