Alcohol/Drug Abuse

US Drug Overdose Deaths Pass 100 000 in 12 Months for the First Time
November 19, 2021

The 100 000 drug overdose deaths in the US recorded for the period ended April 2021 paint a dire behind-the-scenes picture of life during COVID-19.

HCV Cure is Possible in Young Drug Users, Suggests New Research Being Presented at IDWeek 2021
September 28, 2021

IDWeek 2021: Young people who inject drugs can be cured of hepatitis C virus infection, according to 2 new studies.

Drug & Alcohol Use Among Young Adults: 2020 Monitoring the Future Survey Results
September 24, 2021

The annual NIH-supported survey revealed changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults. Find key results for primary care in our quick slideshow.

Study: Opioid Overdose Death Rate Climbed Nearly 40% among Black Americans
September 17, 2021

New research shows opioid overdose death rates increased among Black Americans between 2018 and 2019, despite having leveled off in other ethnic/racial groups.

10 Questions on Holiday Alcohol Habits in the US
September 02, 2021

Labor Day is almost here so we put together a quiz based on a review of the holiday drinking patterns of US adults. Are answers to these 10 questions what you expect?

Moderate Alcohol Intake Associated with Lower Risk of CV Death, Events in Adults with CVD
August 16, 2021

A recent meta-analysis found that consuming up to 105 g of alcohol a week was associated with lower risks of cardiovascular events and mortality among adults with CVD.

A Year of COVID-19: New Wave of Health Concerns among Americans
April 09, 2021

Undesired weight changes and rising alcohol intake are a few issues facing adults due to prolonged pandemic-related stress, the latest American Psychological Association Stress in America™ poll reveals.

10 Questions on Holiday Spirits
December 13, 2020, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc, reports interesting findings on the holiday drinking patterns of US adults. Are answers to these 10 questions what you expect?

Every Week of Quarantine Increases Harmful Alcohol Intake in US Binge Drinkers, Survey Finds
December 07, 2020

A new survey of US adults found that the odds of heavy alcohol intake among binge drinkers increased an extra 19% for every week in quarantine.

US Teen Substance Use: A True/False Quiz
September 18, 2020

Find out how much you know about substance use among US high school students with our 9-question true/false quiz based on the 2019 CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey results.