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Substance Use Disorder Could Increase Heart Disease Risk, Study Suggests

A study of more than one million Swedish men finds those who had an alcohol use disorder in their late teens had a higher risk of heart disease over the next two decades than those without a drinking problem. Later hospitalization for substance use disorders was also associated with a higher heart disease risk. …

Adding Alcohol to Energy Drinks More Dangerous Than Drinking Alcohol Alone

Drinking alcohol with an energy drink is more dangerous than drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study. …

17% of Unemployed Workers Have Substance Use Disorder: Survey

A government survey finds 17 percent of unemployed workers have a substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of full-time workers, CNNMoney reports. …

Teens Involved in Sports Drink More But Use Drugs Other Than Marijuana Less

Teens who participate in sports are more likely than their non-athlete peers to abuse alcohol, but less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana, according to an analysis of studies. …

Losing Job or Home in Recession Linked to Increased Risk of Problem Drinking

People who lost their job or home in the recession of 2008-2009 had higher rates of problem drinking, a new study concludes. Those at highest risk were in their 30s and 40s. Men were more likely than women to be affected. …

Alcohol Has Bigger Effect on People in Middle Age Due to Physical, Lifestyle Changes

Alcohol affects people more in middle age due to physical and lifestyle changes, according to The Wall Street Journal. As people start to take more medication in their 40s and 50s, the risk of alcohol and drug interactions also increases. …

Only 16% of Adults See Progress on Prescription Drug Abuse: Survey

A new Pew Research Center survey finds only 16 percent of Americans think the nation is making progress on prescription drug abuse, and 19 percent see progress in dealing with mental illness. …

Teen Boys Concerned with Body Image More Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol

Teenage boys concerned with their body image are at increased risk of using drugs and alcohol, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. …

Combining Alcohol and Acetaminophen Can Increase Risk of Kidney Disease

Combining acetaminophen and even a small amount of alcohol can more than double a person’s risk of developing kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting. …

NIH Announces New Head of NIAAA After Several Years of Acting Director

The National Institutes of Health announced the appointment of George Koob of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego as the new director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The agency has operated under an acting director for several years. …