August 8, 2017

Almost 44 Million Americans Had Mental Illness in the Past Year

Almost 44 million American adults—18 percent—had some type of mental illness in the past year, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]
August 8, 2017

Opioid Epidemic Will Take Years to Resolve, Experts Warn

The opioid epidemic took almost two decades to develop and it will take years to resolve, experts warn in a new report. The report, by the […]
June 1, 2017

Selma Mayor Supports No Grey Area Underage Drinking Campaign

June 1, 2017

Underage drinking campaign implemented at Alabama State University

May 8, 2017

Marijuana and the Developing Brain

More states are legalizing marijuana, but concerns remain about its long-term effects on the adolescent brain. By Kirsten Weir November 2015, Vol 46, No. 10 Print […]
April 29, 2017

First-Time Marijuana Use Among College Students is at Highest Level in Three Decades

First-time marijuana use among college students is at the highest level in three decades, a new study finds. Among 19- to 22-year-olds who had never used […]
April 29, 2017

Patients Treated for Opioid Addiction in General Health System at Higher Risk of Death

Patients treated for an opioid use disorder in a general healthcare system instead of an addiction treatment center face a higher risk of death, a new […]
April 28, 2017

Some Opioid-Related Deaths May be Missed When People Die from Infectious Diseases

A new government study suggests some opioid-related deaths may not be counted when people die from pneumonia or other infectious diseases that are worsened by drug […]
April 28, 2017

Drivers Killed in Crashes More Likely to Have Used Drugs Than Alcohol

For the first time, U.S. drivers killed in crashes in 2015 were more likely to have used drugs than alcohol, according to a new study. The […]