There are nuances in the meanings of addiction and dependence, but many in the medical community use the terms interchangeably. Find out the latest thinking of substance abuse .
When it comes to tobacco, smokeless doesn’t mean harmless. Learn the health dangers of dip, and the benefits of quitting, in this interactive graphic.
Whether surgeons are delivering a baby or removing gallstones, anesthesiologists are finding new ways to reduce the risk of opioid dependence after elective surgery. Here’s how.
Mental illness and substance abuse can overwhelm those affected and their loved ones. Having both problems poses even bigger challenges. Here’s what you should know.
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Some babies are born addicted to heroin or other street drugs. But about one-third are born to middle-class women who have become addicted to prescription medications for chronic back pain, depression and other issues. Learn about neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how it’s managed.
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