Lowered tolerance levels after a long period of sobriety can lead to an overdose, which may be the case with Demi Lovato, who has been hospitalized following an OD.
The EMTs want an anonymous woman to know that they are grateful, and are hopeful she continues on her road to recovery.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly, actor Dennis Quaid said he was doing cocaine "every day" in the 1980s. Here's what makes the drug so addictive.
Researchers from the University of Michigan have found evidence that alcohol is fueling deaths from liver failure in the U.S. — specifically among those ages 25 to 34.
Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
A new study finds evidence that medical marijuana could be used to reduce the chances of relapse among those struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction.
In a speech to supporters in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Donald Trump once more brought up a policy idea he's picked up from the leaders of the Philippines, China, and Singapore. Echoing a statement he made last week, Trump suggested that the solution to the United States' worsening opioid crisis is allowing federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for drug traffickers. "The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness," Trump said, according to the Washington Post.
After viewing a report on opioid addicts living on the streets, two different families reunited and are attempting to rebuild their lives.
Miss America contestant Caty Davis shares her late father's struggle with addiction and the shame she felt. But his addiction has inspired her to help others.
Charlize Theron's path to fame hasn't been easy. The Academy-Award winning actress recently spoke with Howard Stern about the childhood domestic violence she faced as a result of her father's alcoholism.
The granddaughter of country music legend Loretta Lynn, Tayla Lynn, posted on her social media accounts that she is celebrating four years of sobriety — for the second time.
A study showed that such people were six times as likely to also be dependent on alcohol and three times as likely to suffer from seasonal affective disorder.
The drug that reverses a heroin or painkiller overdose is now approved as a nasal spray. Previously, it had only been available as an injectable. Increased availability could save thousands of lives annually. (Photo: AP)