Singer Demi Lovato, who lives with bipolar disorder and is three years sober, encourages the public to be vocal about mental health in a new campaign.
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NFL players allege that teams pushed them to use painkillers to stay in the game, regardless of the risks.
San Diego County is experiencing a surge in methamphetamine use, reports the Los Angeles Times. Deaths from meth use increased 55% from 2008 to 2012.
According to a new study, stress hormones plus tobacco may prompt a person to drink alcohol to excess. The study found that nicotine upsets the usual flow of dopamine when a person drinks.
Do already-depressed people use alcohol to self-medicate, or does alcohol actually make you depressed? Two new studies shed light on the question, examining the links between mood and alcoholism.