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More than one fourth of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) were victims of violent crime in the past year

More than one fourth of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) were victims of violent crime in the past year

Methamphetamine users show symptoms similar to brain injury patients

Methamphetamine users show symptoms similar to brain injury patients

Deaths from substance abuse on the increase in Northern Ireland

Deaths from substance abuse on the increase in Northern Ireland

Evaluating how hospitals deliver medical care standardizes practices and improves care

Evaluating how hospitals deliver medical care standardizes practices and improves care

UK deaths from volatile substance abuse in 2003 fell to the lowest annual total since 1980

UK deaths from volatile substance abuse in 2003 fell to the lowest annual total since 1980

Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million

Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million

Gamblers and addicts have a lot in common

Gamblers and addicts have a lot in common

Experts gather in the fields of childhood and adolescent mental-health problems

Experts gather in the fields of childhood and adolescent mental-health problems

Changing a high-risk drinking culture through the lens of gender

Changing a high-risk drinking culture through the lens of gender

Brain shrinkage appears to have no impact on an individual's capacity to think or learn

Brain shrinkage appears to have no impact on an individual's capacity to think or learn

Risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States overlap with many of the risk factors associated with persistent homelessness

Risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States overlap with many of the risk factors associated with persistent homelessness

Tuberculosis now a worldwide threat

Tuberculosis now a worldwide threat

Mental health problems in teens go untreated for decades

Mental health problems in teens go untreated for decades

New dopamine transporter gene findings may be relevant for substance abuse, tobacco smoking, and ADHD

New dopamine transporter gene findings may be relevant for substance abuse, tobacco smoking, and ADHD

International action needed on health in Turkmenistan

International action needed on health in Turkmenistan

Over four percent of pregnant women ages 15 to 44 used illicit drugs during the past month

Over four percent of pregnant women ages 15 to 44 used illicit drugs during the past month

Tobacco companies designed cigarettes "to addict women"

Tobacco companies designed cigarettes "to addict women"

New finding in studying dopamine transporter

New finding in studying dopamine transporter

Long-lasting depression more common among blacks and Mexican American

Long-lasting depression more common among blacks and Mexican American

Australian Medical Association indigenous health report card focuses on low birth weight babies

Australian Medical Association indigenous health report card focuses on low birth weight babies