The Specialty Of Adolescent MedicineMany pediatricians, family doctors, and ob/gyns do a great job - but adolescent medicine physicians are another option and a good one.
'River Of Booze' Paints Troubling Picture Of College LifeAn article in <em>The Chronicle Of Higher Education</em> describes the prevalence of drugs, alcohol and sexual violence on campus.
Gov. Christie Announces $12 Million For Addiction TreatmentGov. Chris Christie is continuing his public push against drug addiction, announcing Wednesday more than $12 million in new funding for addiction treatment and prevention programs.
Medical Organizations Warn Of Widespread Addiction To OpioidsThe American Academy of Neurology warns that the risk of using opioids for headache, back pain and other chronic pain is not worth the risk.
Trends In Teen Drinking HabitsTeenagers who try their first alcoholic drink at a young age are more likely to get intoxicated while young and drink more frequently.
Drinking Declines As Smoking DeclinesNew research suggests encouraging people to kick the habit of smoking may have another positive effect as well.
Attached To Your Phone? You Might Be AddictedCan’t tear yourself away from your smartphone? A new study claims you could be addicted.
Doctors And Dentists Don't Urge Patients To Quit SmokingTalking about the importance of patients quitting smoking may be one of the most important roles of the physician, yet most are mum on the subject.
Legal Medications Being Used To Get HighThere was a time when illegal drugs were a major problem with young adults. They still are but now there are equal concerns about legal medications to get high.
Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That 'Cancels' OverdosesNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.
Addictive Painkiller Is Number One Prescription Drug In AmericaWhat do you think is the most prescribed drug in America today?
Treatment Research InstituteDr. Kim Kirby of the Treatment Research Institute and Tisha Miller, a family specialist, offers advice to parents who's children are suffering from addiction.
Managing End-Of-Life PainThere is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.
Former Philly Health Dept. Employee Who Turned To Crime Gets Cut A Break At SentencingThe defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.
Drop Off Boxes Offer A Secure And Anonymous Way To Fight Drug Abuse Over the last six months the partnership for a drug free New Jersey has been installing permanent drop off boxes for prescription drugs.