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
Narcan Nasal Spray Is Now Available Over the Counter. Should You Get It?
Here’s why the lifesaving medication naloxone — commonly known by the brand name Narcan — should be in your medicine cabinet
Why Alcohol Affects You More As You Age
As you get older and your metabolism slows, that one glass might feel like much more — and that can be bad news for your overall health
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
Struggling to Quit Smoking? Your Genes Might Be at Fault
How environment, behavior and genetics affect nicotine dependence
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
Fast Facts: Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management After Common Surgeries for Women
Learn what to consider when it comes to pain management options
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
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
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
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
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
You Can't Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse
I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.
19 Oct 2020Real Women, Real Stories
Addiction Treatment Shrinks During the Pandemic, Leaving People With Nowhere To Turn
Here is how the COVID-19 pandemic is making the opioid crisis worse.
08 Sep 2020Expert Perspectives
Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?
Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.
24 Jun 2020Your Health