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California researchers who studied teen brains say that marijuana use may provide some protection against damage caused by binge drinking, HealthDay News reported Aug. 21.

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Six million people worldwide will die from smoking-related illnesses next year, according to the annual Tobacco Atlas report from the American Cancer Society. “Tobacco accounts

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A new study shows a 76-percent increase in calls to poison-control centers regarding teen misuse of prescription drugs intended for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Possession and use of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD and amphetamines are no longer criminal offenses in Mexico, the Associated Press reported Aug.

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E-cigarettes are not marketed as a stop-smoking device and should be cleared for sale in the U.S., according to lawyers for device manufacturers who asked

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The state of Ohio has been permanently banned from raiding the state’s $250-million tobacco-settlement fund to use the money for other budgetary priorities, the Columbus

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A campaign to roll back Massachusetts’ new alcohol sales tax has a direct bearing on funding for addiction programs, which stand to receive up to

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Both houses of Congress seem to be of like mind regarding the future of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) program: eliminate

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State law in California requires that nonviolent drug offenders be given the opportunity to attend treatment rather than go to prison, but the fallout from

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As additional U.S. forces push deep into southern Afghanistan — where the Taliban is the strongest and the cultivation of opium is the most lucrative

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