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The 2008 federal addiction and mental-health parity law is under attack by insurance companies that want the Obama administration to delay implementation of the regulations and change some of the rules designed to ensure that behavioral-health problems are treated on par with other diseases.
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Children born to mothers who drank while pregnant were 56 percent more likely to develop a rare form of leukemia called AML, according to French researchers.
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Former first lady Laura Bush never challenged husband George W. Bush to choose between "Jim Beam or me," but her new book does offer new details on the ex-president's drinking problems and his decision to stop using alcohol after a raucous 40th birthday celebration.
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A video game being developed by the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Charleston, S.C. hopes to help recovering alcoholics reintegrate with sober life and prevent recidivism.
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The number of U.S. Army soldiers enrolling in treatment for opiate addiction rose 500 percent between 2004 and 2009.
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This month's “Pinn Point on Women’s Health” podcast, hosted by Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., director of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, highlights prescription drug abuse in women and includes an interview with Nora Volkow, M.D.
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More than 400 marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles will have to shut their doors before a city ordinance regulating such centers takes effect.
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McAllen, Texas, a border city that has spent the last two decades reversing its economic fortunes through jobs and trade with Mexico, is now being threatened by that relationship due to a surge in violence across the border.
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The Conservative Canadian government plans to restore mandatory minimum prison sentences for small-time pot growers
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About one in four U.S. women who have had an abortion sometime in their lives reported having alcohol or other drug problems, compared to 7 percent of women who had not had abortions, according to researchers from the University of Manitoba in Canada.
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