Drug overdose is an increasing public health burden in the U.S., with 63,600 deaths reported in 2016, 42,249 of which were attributed to opioids. The only opioid drug that saw an overdose mortality decrease […]
The person you love isn’t here anymore. Whether your son is a hollow-eyed shadow of the boy you raised or your spouse’s vodka habit is endangering the children, you know that alcohol or drug […]
Of the 95 million emergency room visits estimated that occurred in 2007, 12 million of them were attributed to a mental disorder, substance abuse condition, or both. According to a new statistical report from […]
For seven years, Vancouver’s “safe house” for drug addicts has been the centerpiece of a controversial social experiment. Kevin Johnson of USA TODAY writes that just blocks from the city’s picturesque waterfront—the colorful backdrop […]
New York governor David Paterson signed a bill called Leandra’s Law on Wednesday, making it a felony to drive drunk with a child in the car.
A new study found that Canada’s anti-drunk-driving advertisements are more effective than those in some other English-speaking countries. Of the five countries studied, Canada had the highest number of difference anti-drinking-and-driving campaigns and a […]