Over 90% People with Alcohol Problems don’t ask for help!

Interesting new research conducted by the US National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that more than 92% of adults aged 21 to 64 in the U.S. with diagnosable alcohol problems do not see a need for treatment. Read more…

Almost 70 Percent of Smokers Want to Quit, But Few Do

A new study conducted by the US government found that almost 70 percent of American smokers want to quit, and that more than half had tried last year, but only 6 percent succeeded. Read more…

Financial Stress May Lead Older Adults to Drink and Smoke More

Financial stress may lead older adults to drink and smoke more, according to a study of more than 2,300 American adults over the age of 65. Read more…

Volunteering and Helping Others Reduces Risk of Substance Use in Rural Adolescents

A new study suggests that those teens who live in rural areas and who regularly volunteer and help others are less likely than their peers to drink or use drugs as young adults. Read more…

Heavy Methamphetamine, Marijuana Users at Increased Risk of Schizophrenia

People hospitalized for methamphetamine or marijuana use are more likely than those being treated as inpatients for other substance use disorders to develop schizophrenia, according to a new study. Read more…

More doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers becoming ‘functioning alcoholics’

  • 1 in 15 doctors develop an addiction at some point
  • 24% of lawyers will battle alcohol during their careers
  • UK has highest rate of OESOPHAGEAL CANCER

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Upto 80% of young arrestees use drugs in US

Marijuana most commonly detected drug in 2010. Read more…

Upto 75% addicted US doctors fully functional after five years of treatment

A new study in the US finds a majority of doctors who are treated for addiction return to work within a few years of treatment.

  • Surgeons have similar success rates compared with other types of physicians

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Treating Smoking as Chronic Disease Improves Quit Rates

  • “Most US doctors don’t provide adequate help to ‘relapsed’ smokers”

Treating smoking like a chronic disease helps smokers quit, a new study in the US suggests. Read more…

Sharp Rise in Hospitalizations Tied to Energy Drinks: Report

  • Hospitalization has jumped 10 times since 2005
  • Excessive consumption tied to irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure and dehydration.

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