Substance-related Disorders

Physician Mental Health Care Visits Increased During First 12 Months of Pandemic, Study Finds
January 26, 2022

Family physicians and psychiatrists were the specialties with the greatest number of visits, according to study authors.

Samoon Ahmad, MD, Discusses His New Book, "Coping with COVID-19: The Mental, Medical, and Social Consequences of the Pandemic"
January 25, 2022

Dr Ahmad's book explores in depth the complex long-term consequences of COVID-19 for medicine, mental health, and social conventions.

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.

Drug Misuse During COVID-19: PCPs Worry Signs of Addiction Were Missed
November 19, 2021

Primary care physicians noted increased stress among patients during the pandemic and worry that telehealth visits may have hidden signs of drug misuse.

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.

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?

Telemedicine vs In-person Care: In Addiction Medicine, Options are Key
August 16, 2021

COVID-19 has dealt in-person addiction treatment a blow, but the chief medical officer of Groups Recover Together tells a telemedicine success story with a hybrid ending.

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.

Single Screening Questions Gauge Alcohol, Drug Use
January 22, 2014

They may determine the presence of alcohol and drug dependence better than longer screening tools, according to a new study.