Substance Abuse

Substance abuse may involve alcohol, tobacco or over-the counter, prescription or illicit drugs. There are three primary risk factors for substance use disorder: genetics; age of first use and duration of use; and victimization. READ MORE

Substance Abuse

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Dangerous Counterfeit Drugs Are Putting Millions of US Consumers at Risk, According to a New Study

Rogue online pharmacies frequently use social media platforms to reach potential customers

Your Care
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10 Reasons to Try a Dry January

Why a month without alcohol can be good for you

Nutrition & Movement
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Struggling to Quit Smoking? Your Genes Might Be at Fault

How environment, behavior and genetics affect nicotine dependence

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Want to Manage Postsurgical Pain Without Opioids? There Are Other Options.

How to work with your OB-GYN to make a pain management plan for a better recovery after surgery

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Fast Facts: Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management After Common Surgeries for Women

Learn what to consider when it comes to pain management options

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Ashley K Heller

I Recovered From Surgery on My Own Terms

I struggled with side effects from opioids after my first C-section, so I chose to do things differently the second time around

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Using for Two

Our webinar, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Mom: Reducing Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, addressed challenges and support for women with opioid use disorder

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Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

Medication Safety
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One Day at a Time: Mackenzie Phillips Wants to Help America Recover

NY Times bestselling author and actress Mackenzie Phillips shares her recovery story in hope of inspiring others

Your Health
Debbie Dingell

15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

Expert Perspectives
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Alcohol Companies Make $17.5 Billion a Year off of Underage Drinking, While Prevention Efforts Are Starved for Cash

Companies are making literally billions of dollars from the very behavior they say they want to prevent

Family & Caregiving
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Women Now Drink as Much as Men — and Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

This trend parallels the rise in mental health concerns among young women

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