AddictionsInfo Center

Changes in Rx Market, Changes in Health

Recent changes in the prescription opioid market might have led to a big step forward in the fight against opioid dependency.

Even a Few Smokes a Day Can Raise Your Risks

If you think smoking just a few cigarettes a day keeps you free from the many risks of smoking, you may want to think again.

E-Cigs Might Make It Harder to Kick the Habit

Many electronic cigarette fans tout the devices' ability to help people quit smoking conventional cigarettes. New evidence suggests, however, that e-cigarettes may not live up to the hype.

Teen E-Cig Use Spiked

Much progress has been made in recent years in the public health fight against cigarettes, but new evidence suggests that US teens might be picking up electronic cigarettes as fast as they are dropping traditional tobacco.

The Power of the Silver Screen: Teens, Movies and Alcohol

Teens often imitate mom, dad and other adults. And it looks as though they may also imitate some of what they see in movies.

Smoking and Weight Control: Misconceptions Abound

Do you believe smoking can help control your weight? If so, think again.

Cancer Prevention: Progress and Problems

Controlling cancer requires multiple prevention strategies. The United States has made some notable progress in recent years, but there's still room for improvement.

These Factors May Raise Your Back Pain Risk

Lower back pain can be irritating at best and debilitating at worse. For some, simple lifestyle changes may make a huge difference.

DEA Warns About Powerful Opioid

Fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug often used to relieve pain for terminally ill patients, may have some much more dangerous uses.

Quitting Smoking? Take Care with This Rx

Some people turn to medications like varenicline (brand name Chantix) to help quitting smoking. Chantix can be helpful, but it comes with a few warnings.