A new study by the University of Arizona points to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity.

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Graduations, proclamations and celebrations. Community clean-ups, give-backs and fund-raisers. Balloon releases, block parties and sober socials. From coast to coast this month, you've

Titin is crucial for maintaining the elasticity of the heart muscle, and faulty versions are linked to a type of heart failure called dilated cardiomyopathy.

Now new research suggests the faulty

"This exaggerated reward center stimulation by expectation of alcohol may put the [individuals with family history] at greater risk of alcohol use disorder, and could be a risk factor in itself,"

From every corner of the country, treatment courts are holding graduations, community events, fundraisers and declarations, and it's amazing to see. What is your program doing to celebrate? Keep sending

All the more reason, they say, to educate kids early, in primary school, about the risks of starting pot smoking, especially now that the potency is much greater than it was

Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services
Our population is aging. Approximately 75 million Americans will be over age 65 by 2030. Additionally, in 2012, one in five

The research team analyzed nationally-representative, cross-sectional survey data available as part of the US National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This data draws on information from more than 275,500 individuals

These results strongly suggest that obesity influences smoking behavior, which could have implications for public health interventions aiming to reduce the prevalence of these important risk factors, say the researchers.

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Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA
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Although the last 50 years of clinical and preclinical research have demonstrated that addiction is a brain disease, there are still no neural circuit-based treatments for substance dependence or the brain

It is well known that alcohol consumption contributes to premature death and ill health, and alcohol-related harm places a substantial burden on society. Many drinkers find it hard to cut down