substance abuse

Struggling to Quit Smoking? Your Genes Might Be at Fault

How environment, behavior and genetics affect nicotine dependence

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

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

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

New Antidepressants Can Lift Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Fast, but Don’t Expect Magic Cures

Alleviating major depression for the long term involves more than just drugs

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.

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.

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.

Drinking During Rough Times

If you are drinking more to cope with the stress, anxiety or boredom of the coronavirus pandemic, it's important to know how alcohol can affect your health.

AA Still Best to Beat Problem Drinking, Review Finds

Researchers found that Alcoholics Anonymous was more effective than behavioral therapies when it came to helping people remain abstinent.

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As Treatable As Diabetes? Lawmakers Push New Ways To Stem Opioid Addiction

When people are using medicines to treat their opioid use disorder – just like diabetics use insulin – and their insurance requires pre-authorization before they can get their monthly supply of their medicine, this puts them at great risk for relapse.

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HealthyWomen Helping to Combat Opioid Epidemic – Better Treatment and Better Policies

HealthyWomen is helping to combat the opioid epidemic by working with the Legal Action Center, women state legislators, and others to spread understanding of the disease of opioid use disorder (OUD), and best practices for treating OUD.

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Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco

Parents need to be concerned about what kids are using in vaping devices (also known as e-cigarettes) since they can contain marijuana and not just nicotine and flavorings.

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