Substance Use Disorder


COVID-19 Alcohol Deaths

Study: Alcohol-Related Deaths Increased 25% in First Year of the Pandemic

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

According to recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the number of alcohol-related deaths increased by 25.5% between 2019 and 2020. The study analyzed causes of death for people 16 and older as reported from the National Center for Health [...]

cannabis induced psychosis

Can Cannabis Use Lead to Psychosis?

Monday, February 28th, 2022

According to a 2016 study, hospitalizations due to psychiatric issues have risen 74% since 2016, when police began cracking down on recreational cannabis use. The same data showed that hospitalizations for mental health or behavioral issues linked to marijuana consumption rose 74% in 2021. [...]

teen drug use

Silver Lining: Pandemic Responsible for Largest Ever Drop in Teen Drug Use

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Every year since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) administers a survey assessing substance use among adolescence. This research, known as the Monitoring the Future survey, asks teenagers in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades to describe their drug use and alcohol consumption [...]

teen marijuana addiction

Teen Marijuana Addiction

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Marijuana has often been thought of as a harmless drug that does not lead to addiction. However, many recent research studies have determined that not only is cannabis addictive, but the teen marijuana addiction rate is a serious concern. One study in particular found [...]