Cutting out the middleman: A new study says that heroin addicts who don’t respond to methadone can benefit from heroin maintenance … Highly pure heroin from Mexico is causing more overdoses in the U.S. … An energy drink called “Four Loko” has 12 percent alcohol … Some doctors won’t perform elective surgery on smokers, citing liability concerns and risk of complications.
Keep an eye on those coolers this weekend: youth ER visits related to drinking spike over the Memorial Day holiday, SAMHSA reports … Treatment services continue to get gutted by California’s fiscal crisis: first prison-based programs, and now methadone maintenance funded by MediCal face the budget axe …
One year out from a statewide public-smoking ban, hospital admissions for asthma, stroke, heart attacks, and angina fell sharply in Arizona, the Arizona Daily Star
Saying that “guns and alcohol don’t mix,” Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has vetoed a measure that would have allowed individuals with concealed-carry permits to bring
One of Congress’ big backers of tough drug penalties is out of a job thanks to a classic Capitol Hill sex scandal … Doctors should be screening all kids for signs of alcohol use, according to the American Academy of Pediatricians …
The threat of underage drinking and overconsumption of alcohol are among the reasons cited by backers of a bill in Congress that would ban direct
Investment advisors are worried that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) review of menthol cigarettes could pose a serious risk to cigarette companies that
A Canadian research center lost a major grant for a tobacco-control program in Africa after foundation officials learned that the group’s board chair had ties
The Oscar-nominated film “Crazy Heart,” which features Jeff Bridges as an alcoholic country singer, was honored in the annual Prism Awards for its accurate portrayal
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