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Do Alcoholic Women Want Women-Only Treatment?

It’s complicated. In an article appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Addiction, researchers ask women what they think about it: “Women‐only addiction services tend to be provided on a poorly evidenced assumption that women want single‐sex...

The Myth of Healthy Drinking

Another meta-study demolishes decades of wishful thinking.Vox notes that “an impressive new meta-study involving 600,000 participants, published recently in The Lancet, suggests that levels of alcohol previously thought to be relatively harmless are linked with...

The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

For law enforcement and drug counselors, keeping up with the ever-evolving world of synthetic drugs is an endless game of cat and mouse. When one substance or ingredient is detected and outlawed, backroom chemists can tinker with a formulation, changing it slightly to...

Dramatic Rise In Fentanyl Deaths Marks Third Wave Of Opioid Crisis

Fentanyl overdose rates have been rising at very sharp rates among minorities, including African Americans and Hispanic Americans, according to new data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The data looked at fentanyl overdose rates...