September 27, 2022

As sports betting goes mainstream, addiction experts are on high alert

If boxing icon Floyd Mayweather fights again, maybe Jeff Umali will place a bet. And maybe when a huge sporting event, such as the Super Bowl, […]
August 8, 2022

Study cites pandemic’s negative ripple effect on alcohol consumption

The COVID-19 pandemic may have another significant public-health ripple effect in terms of increased alcoholic consumption, according to a Triangle-based nonprofit research institute. A study published […]
July 14, 2022

Cause of homelessness? It’s not drugs or mental illness, researchers say

SAN DIEGO — Ask just about anyone for their thoughts on what causes homelessness, and you will likely hear drug addiction, mental illness, alcoholism and poverty. A pair […]
June 13, 2022

Given a chance to avoid jail and criminal charges, mentally ill, addicted and homeless people in L.A. pass

A diversion program in Los Angeles designed to keep mentally ill, addicted or homeless adults out of jail and instead provide treatment and housing is having […]
May 16, 2022

Can a monthly injection be the key to curbing addiction? These experts say yes

OAKLAND —  Dr. Andrew Herring has a clear goal walking into every appointment with patients seeking medication to treat an opioid use disorder: persuade them to get […]
April 4, 2022

U.S. alcohol-related deaths hit highest rate in decades during coronavirus pandemic, study shows

With millions of cases of a new and relentless virus, hundreds of thousands of deaths and the wait for a vaccine, for many, the first year […]