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The District of Columbia will soon implement the medical-marijuana program approved by voters a decade ago but long blocked by Congress, the Washington Post reported Dec.

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Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) — two of the key ingredients of marijuana — are effective in reducing spasticity and improving mobility among patients with

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A new iPhone application helps users keep track of their blood-alcohol content (BAC) and sends warning messages if data indicates the user is “buzzed” or

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The U.S. healthcare system has some remarkable treatment success stories but efforts to prevent illnesses caused by smoking and other unhealthy behaviors has stalled, according

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a series of meetings with pharmaceutical companies as the industry crafts a plan to help prevent misuse

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From the founding of National Families in Action during the height of the War on Drugs to Joseph A. Califano’s book, How to Raise a

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 50) aimed at helping treatment programs address clients’ suicidal

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The economic costs of alcohol abuse in New Mexico topped $2.5 billion in 2006 — not to mention the nearly 1,000 lives lost to alcohol-related

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the availability of a new website to help SAMHSA grantees, health professionals and the public

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Methadone was involved in 64 percent of fatal overdoses on prescription opiate drugs in the state of Washington, more than double the rate of overdoses

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