Medical Research

Access to medical marijuana reduces opioid prescriptions
May 9, 2018 By
While the debate over the use of medical marijuana continues, two new studies have found that opioid prescriptions declined in states where medical marijuana is legal, and opioid overdose deaths also declined in those states.
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Binge drinking continues to rise — particularly among women and seniors
Mar 26, 2018 By
Data from several surveys indicate that the percentage of women who drink has been increasing for decades. The numerous health effects associated with alcohol consumption mean that women should be especially attentive to how much they drink.
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Is addiction a “brain disease”?
Mar 11, 2017 By
There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders. Perhaps most important, the biologic basis of this chronic disease is a strong argument for parity: that is, treating (and funding treatment for) addiction on ...
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