A survey of more than 10,000 U.S. teenagers found that by late adolescence, 78 percent had consumed alcohol, and about 15 percent met the criteria for alcohol abuse.
Workers report drinking less on the job when they think their supervisor can detect substance abuse problems and are willing to take corrective action, suggests a new study. Supervisor enforcement also leads to less illicit drug use both on and off the job, the study found.
Some insurance companies deny coverage for opioid abuse treatment, according to an Oklahoma addiction specialist.
Substance abuse is taking a major toll on employers in terms of costs and productivity, The Oklahoman reports. Drug abuse costs U.S. employers $276 billion a year.
Almost half of all admissions for substance abuse treatment that involve college students are primarily related to alcohol, according to a new government report.
Substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists will meet February 6-9 in Washington, D.C., for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 22nd annual National Leadership Forum.
Three new studies show active-duty military personnel and veterans are prone to substance abuse, depression and suicide.
A new government report finds that rates of substance abuse are far higher in people with mental illness. The report found that one in five adults in the United States—nearly 50 million people—experienced mental illness in the past year.
A prenatal intervention program, for stopping substance use in pregnancy, could save almost $2 billion annually if it were implemented nationwide, a new study suggests.
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