Category: Substance Abuse

a group of young adults play foosball

September 18, 2023

7 Tips to Stay in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

The process looks different for everyone but has a common goal.

Addiction, Substance Abuse

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December 14, 2022

Should You Take a ‘Dry January’?

Sampling sobriety can bring a range of health benefits for body and mind.

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Wellness

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Close-up of man with whiskey glass on arm rest of a leather chair

December 28, 2020

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Alcohol

Here’s how you can evaluate your drinking habits to see if you might want to make a change.

Substance Abuse

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graphic of woman looking into refrigerator of alcoholic drinks

December 3, 2018

Why a Break from Booze Benefits Women’s Health

Taking a timeout from alcohol is good for both sexes but may be especially helpful for women.

Substance Abuse, Women's Health

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UNC Horizons patient Katelin Hunter plays with her daughter

January 18, 2018

Learning to Live as a Young Mother, After Drugs

A unique residential treatment program gave Katelin Hunter a chance to overcome loss, incarceration and substance abuse.

Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Families, North Carolina, Patient Stories, Substance Abuse

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Rachel and her daughter, Marleigh

January 18, 2018

A Young Mother’s Journey to Recovery

Mothers struggling with drug addiction and their children find help through the UNC Horizons Program.

Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Families, North Carolina, Patient Stories, Substance Abuse

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer

May 1, 2017

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk...

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

Social Justice, Substance Abuse

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September 29, 2016

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reporte...

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Photo of a child surrounded by cigarette smoke.

March 10, 2015

Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, G...

Dr. Adam Goldstein, who is director of the tobacco intervention programs in the UNC School of Medicine, argues his point in an opinion piece published in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Jacqueline Halladay

February 25, 2015

Patients who smoke want respect from physicians

How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free? A new study by researchers from the UNC Department of Family Medicine and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center represents one of the first efforts to ask this and other critical questions. The study was lead by Jacqueline Halladay, MD, associate professor, Department of Family Medicine.

Substance Abuse

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Prescription pill bottles with different medications.

May 15, 2014

Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.

Mental Health, Research, Substance Abuse

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Illustration of the concept of the thought process with colorful circles and arrows pointing to other circles with question marks.

March 4, 2014

Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospi...

The new protocol helps health care providers determine which patients need hospital admission and those whose needs can be met with outpatient treatment.

Substance Abuse

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