A prescription to end drinking that goes beyond the 12 steps

New understanding of how alcohol affects the brain is prompting addiction experts to make a push for using medications to help people quit or cut down on excessive drinking. alcohol and addiction news

Prescription drug nalmefene prevents alcohol cravings, but not in Australia

Prescription drug nalmefene blocks the "feel-good" opioid receptors in the brain, diminishing the buzz that normally comes from alcohol and making it easier to drink less. alcohol and addiction news

Survey of Women Treated for Addiction Finds Many Used Prescription Drugs, Heroin

A new survey of affluent women treated for alcohol and drug addiction finds prescription medication and heroin are their leading drugs of choice. alcohol and addiction news

New Survey From Caron Treatment Centers Finds More Than 50% Of Women Sought Treatment For Prescription Drugs And Heroin

WERNERSVILLE, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Heroin and prescription drug addiction are on the rise among affluent women, reveals a new survey from Caron Treatment Centers, a leader and nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. The online survey polled former female patients at Caron and Hanley Center who were treated […]

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Chicago Launches Effort to Reduce Statistics on Prescription Drug Addiction

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Chicago helps people get relief from their alcohol and drug addiction problems. Call (773) 313-3019 for a free appointment. (PRWeb February 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/chicago-drug-rehab/alcohol-treatment-center/prweb11553557.htm alcohol and addiction news

Prescription Drug Addiction Is Now An Epidemic

The abuse of prescription drugs is currently an epidemic because doctors are treating pain differently now than in past years. Drug abuse was recently referred to as an "epidemic" in a newspaper article by a Nebraska State Patrol investigator. "Clinically, it's a very common problem," added Aly Hassan, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry in the […]

Addiction epidemic: Prescription painkillers emerging as leading threat among drugs

Editor's note: Powerful, addictive painkillers are becoming the drug of choice for New Hampshire teens at a rate higher than almost all the rest of the country. Today The Telegraph begins a six-day examination of the issue which concludes with a live public forum Thursday. NASHUA – Nashua Police Lt. David Bailey spent three years […]

Boogaard’s addiction: Street sale of prescription drugs

The New York Times published an investigative article Monday on Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard's struggle with prescription drug addiction. alcohol and addiction news

Deadly Duo: Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs Can Result in Addiction or Accidental Death

The mystery of Whitney Houston's death will not be solved for several weeks, as the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office awaits a full toxicology report. But many experts speculate that the singer's tragic demise involved a deadly cocktail of alcohol and prescription drugs, including Xanax. [More] alcohol and addiction news

Sarah Harding reveals prescription drug addiction

The Girls Aloud singer admits being addiction to sleeping pills, as well as alcohol. alcohol and addiction news