Substance Abuse

SNL's Pete Davidson Reveals Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis: 'I'm Depressed All the Time'

<b>Pete Davidson</b> revealed in a new interview that he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder after entering a rehabilitation program in …

DBT

San Diego scientist gets $10.8 million for substance abuse drug

Research on a drug for cocaine and nicotine addiction has attracted a $10.8 million federal grant to ready it for human clinical testing.<p>Nicholas …

San Diego

Penguins Foundation to Create a Prevention Education Initiative

To kick off the new partnership with the FBI Pittsburgh and their Citizens Academy, the Penguins Foundation and EVERFI will partner to support a high …

Pittsburgh Penguins

Federal grants to aid West Virginia city's drug abuse fight

Nearly $2 million in federal grants will help one West Virginia city combat a drug abuse epidemic.<p>The city of Huntington says in a news release that …

Business

Boston offers financial support to recovering drug addicts

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is offering recovering drug addicts financial support to help with their housing, educational and employment needs.<p>Democratic …

Boston

Mpumalanga SAPS, pupils on a mission to combat drug abuse

The Mpumalanga community safety department on Saturday hosted a drug awareness event in Middelburg, involving the South African Police Service …

News (South Africa)

Completely Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

Better skin, more energy, good night's sleep, money-saving - these are all popular benefits of being sober. As wonderful as they all are, there’s actually several more advantages to sobriety that are often overlooked...and they’re some of the best ones!<p>Lucy Rocca, the founder of the incredible …

Happiness

Russell Brand admits he's 'still recovering' from his drug addiction

The comedian has always been open about his battle with substance abuse

Russell Brand

Ric Flair opens up about alcohol abuse: ‘I’ll never drink again’

Ric Flair has confirmed that years of alcohol abuse led to his recent health complications, and the WWE legend swears he will never drink again.<p>Flair …

Ric Flair

Amateur Bodybuilder Struggles With His Sexuality, Exploitation, And Substance Abuse In Feature Film 'TEST'

New York filmmaker and actor Brock Yurich is hoping to bring his latest project to the big screen with a little help from the crowdfunding …

Parenting tips for helping a child after addiction treatment • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Caring for a child after they have gone through addiction treatment can be stressful, but parents can take several precautions to prevent serious …

Addiction

Why You Get 'Hanxiety' After a Night of Drinking

For some drinkers, it’s almost as reliable as the pounding headache and queasy stomach: the feeling of dread that follows a night of heavy imbibing. …

Anxiety

Latest Study Shows : How Dopamine Connects Us

Brain produces a chemical called dopamine when we experience happiness, euphoria, love, rewarding feelings or during substance abuse. Dopamine …

Parkinson's Disease

Russell Brand speaks about recovery from addiction in a funny but serious way

Not many celebrities would talk as candidly about their personal struggles as Russell Brand has.<p>The film and TV star has already published two …

Entertainment

Epidemic at work?: Businesses forced to deal with drug abuse

NEW YORK – After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.<p>"I think I have saved lives," …

Addiction

First Prescription App for Substance Abuse Approved by FDA

Drug and alcohol users will soon be able to get prescriptions for a mobile app that could help them stay clean. Developed by Pear Therapeutics in …

Medicine

Where Psychiatric Care Is Scarce, Religious Institutions Are Stepping In

“We don’t have the resources to meet the demand through the public system of care. I wish we did."<p>BESSEMER, Ala. ― Broken. That’s how Trinity McGuffie, 37, would describe how she felt for almost two decades. As she reflects on her past, she twists her hands in her lap. In a quiet, steady voice, she …

Healthy Living

A celebration of artists in recovery

Four years ago, Amanda Mero was homeless on the streets of Boston, regularly using heroin and alcohol. Then, when she decided she wanted to take the …

Boston

Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening

Scientists have discovered that the desire to drink alcohol varies with time of day and is strongest during the hours of dark. Using mice, they also …

Medicine

PUMPING IRONY: One More for the Road?

High-risk drinking has grown dramatically among the geezer set in the past decade. And mixed messages about alcohol’s health benefits could be part …

Pete Davidson is 'happy and healthy' after taking time off SNL to get sober

Pete Davidson is thrilled to be at the Emmys this year supporting <i>Saturday Night Live</i>.<p>The comedian told PEOPLE at the show that he is “happy and …

Entertainment

Victimization of Transgender Youths Linked to Suicidal Thoughts, Substance Abuse

Researchers have found transgender adolescents are at greater risk for substance abuse and suicidal thoughts, in part because of depression and …

Research

Wine festival for moms sparks firestorm over drinking culture

TORONTO — A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of …

Canadian News

Trajectories from Energy Drinks to Substance Abuse

Energy drinks: helpful or harmful? Resistance trainees looking for a pre-workout boost often rely on caffeinated energy drinks to increase …

University of Maryland

Yemeni Minister Accuses Houthi Militias of Pushing Child Recruits to Drug Abuse - ASHARQ AL

Jeddah – Human Rights Minister in the legitimate Yemeni government Dr. Mohammed Askar accused the Houthi insurgents of committing grave violations …

Middle East

The heartbroken mum who can't live without the drug that tragically killed her son

Susan Bounds has taken powerful painkiller fentanyl to help her cope with the pain of osteoporosis<p>A heartbroken mother says she cannot live without …

Fentanyl

Christie to spend $200M on new substance abuse initiatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning to spend $200 million on new initiatives that he hopes will significantly improve the way the state …

Business

Frightening Signs Someone You Know Is an Alcoholic (and What to Do About It)

More than 7% of American adults have an alcohol use disorder. This number reflects those who have reported or sought treatment and excludes those who …

Kenneth Dixon Gets 2 Games Added to Suspension for Substance Abuse

The NFL announced Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon has been suspended two additional games, bringing his total to six for violating the league's substance abuse policy.<p>Jamison Henley of ESPN.com reported the news.<p>Dixon, 23, was already suspended four games for violating the …

Baltimore Ravens

This drug could help you drink less in the evening

It’s not just you: Ice-cold beer really does taste better in the evening than it does in the morning. That’s because the brain’s “rewards” system is …

Immune System