Health News

Is Prescribed Heroin Cost Effective?
Methadone Maintenance Treatment ( MMT ), for heroin addicts, comes with considerable societal expenses. Thankfully, an alternative treatment that is more effective and more cost-effective may exist.
Alcohol While Pregnant is Worse Than Cocaine or Pot
Children exposed to as little as half an alcoholic drink a day in utero - even if they didn't have fetal alcohol syndrome - appeared to suffer in their achievement test scores.
Knowledge Aids Prevention for Adopted Youth
If you’re considering adoption or have already adopted, understanding the family history of a child can help predict and possibly prevent psychological struggles.
Does Ecstasy Hurt Unborn Babies?
Using ecstasy is no way to escape the discomfort of pregnancy. The first study to look at its impact on babies reveals it can cause developmental delays that might spell trouble later.
Rx Misuse May Forecast Drug Abuse
If you’ve caught your son or daughter with their hand in the medicine cabinet, you may want to keep a cautious eye on their behavior for signs of further substance abuse.
Housing Help Drug Addicts
Heroin and other opiates are among the most difficult drug addictions to kick. A staggering 65% to 80% of addicts return to regular use within 1 month of a normal detox program. A housing program may be able to help.
Pot’s Addictive – Just Add Tobacco
Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the United States, and while most do not become dependent, a new study suggests adding tobacco to cannabis smoking makes it easier.
Cannabis Causes Car Crashes
Those abusing marijuana can no longer claim the drug does no harm. A report published today suggests that the use of cannabis nearly doubles a person’s chance of getting into a car accident.
Addiction Runs in the Family
Drug addiction may be more genetic than we think. People who are addicted to drugs share similar brain abnormalities with their siblings, in the brain region that manages self-control - even if the sibling isn't drug-dependent.
Headed to College? Grab a Drink!
The U.S. government uncovered that young adults in college struggle with drinking problems more than people of the same age not attending school.