addiction

Heroin, opiate addicts find it tough to get treatment

May 27, 2014
There are simply not enough beds to meet New Jersey’s growing demand for substance abuse treatment.
Posted In: addiction, Obamacare, prescription drugs

Is South Korea full of video game addicts?

Dec 11, 2013
The South Korean Parliament is considering legislation that would put limits on video game advertising and also tax the industry's revenue to help fight addiction.
Posted In: South Korea, video games, addiction

Heroin use on the rise in rural areas

Sep 2, 2013
The number of first-time heroin users in the U.S. is on the rise, and overall, heroin use went up 66 percent in 2011.
Posted In: drugs, addiction

Addiction might be a click closer than you think

May 7, 2013
There's a fine line that separates addicts from the rest of us, a new book argues. It's not just booze and cocaine you should be worried about, but Twitter and cakes.
Posted In: addiction

Helping drug addicts kick the habit six months at a time

Mar 25, 2013
A new drug, in the final stages of approval by the FDA, could make it easier to give addicts medication without using pills and risking abuse.
Posted In: health care, pharmaceuticals, drugs, addiction

Drug use and debt: A credit card for recovering addicts

Feb 1, 2013
A new prepaid debit card targeted at former substance abusers aims to keep the holder's spending on a very short leash.
Posted In: recovery, addiction, Credit Cards