Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Social Networking as Addiction Recovery Tool

Researchers will study how social media interactions could foster support for people recovering from alcohol, opiate, or stimulant addictions. alcohol and addiction news

B.C. boosts addictions research and treatment with $3 million in funding

The British Columbia government is boosting funding for addictions research and treatment in the province, with money directed at testing of a drug that can block the effects of heroin and alcohol. Health Minister Terry Lake made the announcement in Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital on Wednesday, saying the additional -million investment will allow the province [...]

Alcohol-Related Deaths Hit 3.3 Million in 2012

About 3.3 million people worldwide died from causes related to drinking alcohol in 2012, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. Alcohol consumption can lead to addiction and increase people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and some cancers, according to the report released today (May 12). \"We [...]

Alex and Ani Pledges $1 Million to Caron and Hanley Treatment Centers Lifesaver Scholarship Fund

As part of their Charity by Design division, Rhode Island-based lifestyle brand, Alex and Ani, announced a million pledge to fund alcohol and drug addiction treatment scholarships for women at Florida-based … alcohol and addiction news

40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — About 40 million Americans are addicted to cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, new research finds. alcohol and addiction news

7.5 Million Children Living With Parents Who Abuse Alcohol

A new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that was conducted in conjunction with Children of Alcoholics Week, February 12-18, 2012, reveals that 7.5 million children below the age of 18 years, i.e. 10.5% of the population, lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the [...]

200 Million Illicit Drug Users Worldwide

Illicit drug usage is practiced by approximately 200 million people globally, Australian researchers reported in the medical journal The Lancet. High-income nations have the highest rates, and disease burdens related to drugs are comparable to the health toll caused by alcohol consumption. The authors explained that expert estimates of global illicit drug usage range from [...]

$7.5 Million Award To Identify Potential Drug Candidates To Treat Nicotine Addiction

The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) School of Medicine have been awarded approximately .5 million over five years to develop novel compounds that could eventually become drug candidates for the treatment of nicotine dependence, and possibly other drug addictions. Of the funds awarded, million will go to Scripps Research, [...]

Scripps Research And UCSD Scientists Awarded Approximately $7.5 Million To Identify Potential Drug Candidates To Treat …

For Immediate Release The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) School of Medicine have been awarded approximately .5 million over five years to develop novel compounds that could eventually become drug candidates for the treatment of nicotine dependence, and possibly other drug addictions. Of the funds awarded, million will go [...]

In An Average Year 30 Million Americans Drive Drunk – 10 Million Drive Impaired By Illicit Drugs

A new survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that on average 13.2 percent of all persons 16 or older drove under the influence of alcohol and 4.3 percent of this age group drove under the influence of illicit drugs in the past year. The survey’s state-by-state breakdown of drunk [...]