August 23, 2017

Education, Treatment Critical as River Region’s Opioid Crisis Grows

At a time when the opioid crisis could be declared a national emergency, education should be at the front end of prevention to help bring death […]
August 22, 2017

Teen Girls Are at a High Risk for Depression

An alarming study published in May 2017 in the journal Translational Psychiatry found that more than one-third of teenage girls in the U.S. experience a first […]
August 22, 2017

Study Finds Large Increase in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders

The percentage of Americans who use alcohol, engage in high-risk drinking or have an alcohol use disorder has risen substantially, a new study finds. The study, […]
August 18, 2017

Teen Drug Overdose Death Rate Climbed 19% in One Year

The rate of teen drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per […]
August 17, 2017

Youth Admission to Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Up

While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of […]
August 14, 2017

Marijuana Associated With Three-Fold Risk of Death From Hypertension

Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1 “Steps are […]
August 11, 2017

Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Climb: CDC

The rate of drug overdose deaths continues to increase in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
August 11, 2017

Study Finds 1 in 8 Americans Struggle With Alcohol Abuse

Americans are drinking more. A lot more. According to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, an estimated one out of every eight Americans struggles with […]
August 9, 2017

Marijuana Use Linked to Greater Psychosis Risk in Teens

Teens that frequently use marijuana are more likely to experience psychotic-like episodes, according to new research from Canada. Symptoms of psychosis include hallucinations, delusions and mood […]