UNC Health Care

Category: Addiction

e-cigarette in a backpack emitting smoke

March 21, 2018

What You Need to Know About Your Teens and Vaping

E-cigarettes are too new to fully understand their side effects, but we know they’re not good for your kids.

Addiction, Teenagers, Tobacco

Read Article
Martini glass filled with sand

December 27, 2017

Should You Take a “Dry January”?

Quitting drinking cold turkey for 30 days can result in some immediate health benefits, but it’s not a safe step for heavy drinkers.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Wellness

Read Article
Opioid painkillers prescription bottle

December 15, 2017

Prescribed Opioid Painkillers? Ask These Questions

In the midst of a nationwide opioid crisis, it’s important to work with your doctor on a plan to manage pain safely.

Addiction, Pain

Read Article
Illustrated image of extinguished cigarette

November 16, 2017

Trying to Quit Smoking, Again

Like most people, Kathie Reeves has tried multiple times to give up cigarettes. With help from UNC, she’s hoping this time works.

Addiction, Diabetes, Health, Wellness

Read Article