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Can You Actually Overdose on Caffeine?

By Allison McCabe

According to a recent rise in emergency room visits due to caffeine poisoning, yes, you actually can. MORE  

Five Ways Therapists Are Clueless About Addiction

By Marilyn Freimuth

Even the best mental-health professionals are surprisingly blind to the symptoms of addiction in their patients. It needn't be so. MORE  

Distress Helpline Available After Boston Explosions

By Hunter R. Slaton

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline is open for anyone traumatized or triggered by events at the Boston Marathon today. MORE  

Addicts and the Mentally Ill Smoke Way More

By Hunter R. Slaton

Smoking rates are nearly twice as high among this population, says SAMHSA. But what about people in recovery? MORE  

New Gun Control Laws Take Aim at Addicts

By Sy Mukherjee

Americans love their guns. As legislation to curb gun violence hits partisan gridlock, all sides agree to target the so-called mentally ill, including 40% of all addicts.  MORE  

Young Men Hardest Hit by Fake Pot

By Hunter R. Slaton

According to a new government report, synthetic cannabinoids accounted for more than 11,000 ER admissions in 2010. MORE  

Medicaid Boost Could Help Millions of Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

Expansion of the insurance program could provide substance-abuse treatment for 2.6 million uninsured alcoholics and addicts, experts say. MORE  

Youth Cig Sales Hit New Low

By Hunter R. Slaton

Last year, just 8.5% of retailers sold tobacco products illegally to kids—that's almost 80% down since 1997. MORE  

Rx Drug Abuse Is Falling, Shows National Survey

By Chrisanne Grise

There's a long way to go, but the misuse of prescription drugs fell in 2011. MORE  

Country vs. City Addictions Differ, Says SAMHSA

By Hunter R. Slaton

Country folk are reportedly more likely to hit the bottle, while city dwellers are partial to the powders. MORE  

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