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Mental health and addiction care: poorly covered by insurance networks

Over 70,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017, yet insurers spent only 1% of their health care dollars on treatment for substance use disorders. This alarming statistic is just one of many in a new report by Milliman, an actuarial firm, which

Where cannabis is legal, americans are more likely to believe it has benefits

“Our results show that residents of states where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use have an overall more favorable view towards potential benefits of marijuana use and were more likely to attribute benefits to marijuana use that are not

Fentanyl direct from China to America has declined dramatically

Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Jim Carroll met with USA Today to discuss the opioid epidemic, marijuana legalization and other issues.

Alcohol in pregnancy: who is at greatest risk?

Drinking during pregnancy poses serious health risks to the fetus and can result in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, miscarriage, and still birth – but 15-20% of women drink alcohol while pregnant, with some women at higher risk than others. DRAM reviews a

Your junk food cravings decoded

According to University of Michigan, the one thing that all addictive food has in common – is that the food you crave most has 2:1 ratio of carbs to fat, just like human breast milk.

Australia: trends in drug-induced deaths 1997-2018

Each year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics makes available to Drug Trends in-depth data on drug-induced deaths. This year, NDARC produced a suite of products to summarise trends in such deaths from 1997 to 2018.  

10 December 2019

Adapting addiction treatment

Patients with substance use disorders and general learning disabilities experience barriers to treatment, have more relapse to substance use during treatment, and drop out of addiction treatment on a larger scale than patients without learning disabilities. But most of these

Squeeze frontman Chris Difford becomes Broadway Lodge patron

Charity Broadway Lodge in Weston-super-Mare is delighted to announce that double Ivor Novello award-winning lyricist Chris Difford has been appointed as its patron. Difford is a founding member of UK rock band Squeeze “It’s a real honour to become a

Gambling addiction body warns on UK’s outdated law

Tighter regulation of the betting industry is required because the legislation is so outdated it is “not fit for purpose”, according to Lord Chadlington who is overseeing a £100million fund donated by the UK’s 5 biggest gambling companies to tackle

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