Strong relationships aid in recovery from OUD, but they come with potential pitfalls.
Opioid use disorder can be deadly. Recovery is possible with medication, counseling and therapy.
Finding your footing when in recovery from substance use disorder is difficult. There is help.
The opioid crisis has claimed more than half a million lives in a little more than 30 years.
What are the evidence-based signs of SUD—and how can you begin recovery from addiction?
Almost 50 million in the U.S. had a substance use disorder in 2022. And the trend is rising.
This deadly but treatable condition can affect everything from family to fertility.
This broad class of pain relievers is effective but there are long-term effects of opioid use.
Drinking too much alcohol affects sexual function and pleasure—but not always in a good way.
Drinking too much alcohol affects sexual function and pleasure—but not always in a good way.
Drinking too much alcohol affects sexual function and pleasure—but not always in a good way.
Drinking too much alcohol affects sexual function and pleasure—but not always in a good way.
Here's what to expect in your daily life as you're dealing with alcohol use disorder.
The goal is to stop drinking safely. But what's the best way to go about that?
This chronic brain disease can lead to serious consequences for your health and sex life.
What are some strategies we can use to reduce the emphasis of alcohol in our lives?
Structural changes are detected in fetuses whose mothers consume less than a drink per week.
Mothers-to-be in states where weed is legal are more likely to use it despite the risks.
Mothers-to-be in states where weed is legal are more likely to use it despite the risks.
The actor reveals his addiction issues and resulting men's health complications in a new memoir.
Step programs are the gold standard in substance use recovery, but do they work for everyone?
Once you enter the gray areas of substance use, it's time for the hard questions.
The opioid epidemic is nothing new to America. We just haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.
The honeymoon phase of quitting substance use can both help and hinder long-term recovery.
Here's how to make your at-home intervention as effective as those on TV.
If you want to try to help a loved one suffering from addiction, you need to know the basics.
Addiction is a medical and psychological issue, so why are many recovery programs faith-based?
Capable of a potency up to 100 times that of morphine, this opioid poses a real risk.
New York City has two operating overdose prevention centers, but the U.S. needs many more.
Overturning troubling patterns requires the development of positive, consistent ones.
The U.S. campaign against substance use has morphed over the past 50 years.
We are slowly adopting a sympathetic and, hopefully, more effective approach toward addiction.
Despite decades of demonization, weed is turning over a new leaf in America.
Kidney disease doesn't have to slow you down, but it does take planning.
The agency cites a potential to help adults quit cigarettes, but are vaping products safe?
What do our prescription trends tell us about our state of suffering?
As a cultural beverage, it’s universal—but there can be consequences to drinking too much.
As drug abuse numbers climb, keep an eye on certain red flags to curb the risk.
Artists from one of America's busiest music cities reflect on the rhythm of relationships.
Everyone's reason to drink less is personal, but the steps to get there usually overlap.
When your pastimes become a compulsion, they can undermine every aspect of your life.
A reliance on meds to get to sleep can create a dangerous dependency.
You may 'drink and know things,' but if you want to do things, put the alcohol down.
It provides a head-rush for users, but is it worth becoming addicted?
Weird vibes? Strange turns-of-phrase? How to tell a therapist isn't the right fit for you.
No longer could I tame first-date anxiety by getting tipsy. I had to learn some do's and don'ts.
Taking an extra birth control pill is common and rarely cause for concern.
It's a life-threatening condition you may not even know you have.
Why do we expect our psychiatrists to be miracle workers?
A lot of sexual education involves villainizing teen pregnancy. But is that fair?
Considering their impact, your medications should be an important conversation with your doctor.
Research results are conflicting, but doctors warn weed won't do you any fertility favors.
Strike a balance between privacy and honesty to build trust in your intimate partnerships.
Meds aren't usually the sole cause of erectile issues, and their effects can be minimized.
It's okay to imbibe a bit while breastfeeding—pumping and dumping isn’t the only solution.
'These are not party drugs—these medications improve the everyday quality of my life.'
The challenges of finding the right specialist depends on your diagnosis, history and goals.
A new study is trying to find answers so the profession can become safer for women.
You might accept your own post-traumatic stress, but other people could be less understanding.
For the newly sober, sex can be weird and awkward but also bedframe-shaking.
Most drug research doesn't analyze sex-specific data, which puts women at risk.
Psychedelics may be more effective than traditional drugs for some psychiatric conditions.
Aura migraines, a heavy burden on their own, may have connections to further sensory disorders.
Is moderate marijuana use a smart path to sobriety?
It might seem strange to use a cannabis compound for recovery, but there's more to it.
Make the most of this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime situation.
It's not dangerous, but penile Mondor's disease can be painful for men who experience it.
The diagnosis may be shoddy, but the symptoms are real enough.
This disorder can leave you feeling disconnected from yourself and the world around you.
Responsible drinking can become second nature once you understand the facts and benefits.
Mental struggles can impact your bedroom performance. Here's how to get out of your head.
How much do you know about the process that factors heavily into male fertility?
Despite Biden’s endorsement, harm-reduction services across the U.S. are being threatened.
From addiction to dementia, the range of conditions addressed by DBS is growing.
When your drinking starts to go beyond the occasional social beer you may notice these changes.
Addiction destroys families, but understanding its causes can help family members to survive.
Let's find out what, exactly, drug use does to your swimmers.
Separating fact from fiction about erectile dysfunction can help reignite your sex life.
Mental health disorders and addiction are co-occurring conditions that have lasting impacts.
The decision to take medication for ADHD wasn't easy, but for me, it was the right one.
A glass of wine a week isn’t worth the risk when you’re pregnant.
Do you get shrunken or small balls with steroid use? Can it cause testicular cancer?
Do you get shrunken or small balls with steroid use? Can it cause testicular cancer?
Research suggests prostate cancer is deadlier and more likely to reoccur among smokers.
Addiction can destroy a partnership, but providing support is essential for recovery.
The instability brought on by BPD can encourage promiscuity and risky sexuality.
If you're a smoker, you could be putting your fertility and future children at risk.
Learn how to set up a successful quit-smoking plan that includes the appropriate use of NRT.
Sex involves the mind and body, and your orgasm difficulty may have causes rooted in either.
Here's what happens to your body after inhaling a puff from your vaporizer.
An official diagnosis of addiction can illuminate the road to recovery.
Ecstasy-based studies enter Phase 3 trials with promising data.
Panic symptoms are more common in smokers, and smoking generally makes panic worse.
Abuse of all forms can create vicious cycles. Know when to step away.
Tobacco can cause negative impacts on many aspects of your health—even erectile dysfunction.
Your genetics may be causing infertility. Here's what you should know.
Experiencing a shocking or terrifying event can have a lasting effect on your sexual health.
Exercise may be the best medicine for your body. But how effective is it to fight substance use?
Here are ways to recognize and treat depression—in yourself or someone you know.
Depression can affect your body as much as your brain, so treat all aspects of the disorder.
With patience and positivity, you can be the secret weapon in a friend's battle against tobacco.
A loved one's support can be as important as treatment when battling substance use disorder.
PTSD can affect anyone, so it's important people are aware of the stages they may go through.
Are you making a fresh start? Here's how you can return to healthy living after an addiction.
Lifestyle changes and proper treatments could help get you in the mood.
Don't let outdated beliefs keep you or a loved one from seeking much-needed support.
While many illicit drugs heighten sexual desire, they often impair sexual performance.
Uppers can be a real downer for your penis. Learn all about speed erectile dysfunction.
Is sex addiction a real medical condition or simply an excuse for errant bedroom behavior?
Though effective in the short term, long-term narcotics use has its share of serious risks.
For me, marijuana was a godsend for help with several issues—but not erectile dysfunction.
Flashbacks, guilt, fear and avoidance can all be signs telling you to seek a doctor's diagnosis.
Loving each other through recovery isn't easy, but hard work can make a relationship stronger.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can upend life for patients and those who love them.
When it comes to opioids, it is important—possibly lifesaving—to separate fact from fiction.
Sex addiction is a behavioral disorder that can lead to complications in all aspects of life.
There's a clear link between drinking alcohol and increased risk for breast cancer among women.
Whether you’re planning to have a family now or later, here’s what to know about healthy sperm.
Is your limp response to booze a one-night thing or a persistent problem?
Fifty percent of men older than 40 suffer from ED, a number that increases with age.
It’s no secret that alcohol makes it hard to get hard, but why, and what can you do about it?
Men who use opioids are 95 percent more like to have erectile dysfunction.
The term "coke dick" was coined to describe the condition of coke-induced ED.
Using drugs to enhance sexual pleasure can lead to physical, mental and legal hazards.
Recovering from addiction is a challenge, but so is loving someone who is struggling with it.
Recognize the roadblocks to orgasms and learn the potential solutions to getting off.
Difficult to define and diagnose, narcissism can be a very serious disorder.
Help is readily available—and crucial—for the most common of all eating disorders.
The evolution of HIV/AIDS treatment has helped many patients enjoy normal life expectancy.
Millions of Americans abuse substances. Don’t let that lead to health problems and addiction.
Popular ED medications can be abused if you don’t follow doctor’s orders.
Mental health issues often cause problems with ED. But you don’t have to suffer in silence.