California is overhauling its substance abuse treatment system for low-income people, embarking on a massive experiment to create a smoother path for addicts from detox through recovery.
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
While U.S. death rates have been declining steadily over the past few decades, a study this week found that the trend does not apply to some middle-aged white Americans. Causes behind the reversal included suicide, liver diseases and drug overdoses.
By PBS NewsHour
The survey, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported that of the 22.7 million people with substance use disorder in 2013, only 2.5 million received treatment at specialty facilities.
By Carey Reed
Family, friends, historians and Betty Ford herself reflect on her life.
People who have been homeless for at least a year or have been homeless multiple times within a few years present a unique challenge. The NewsHour reports on a new national approach to homelessness that seeks to address this group.
The 23-year old Virginia Tech gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, has been described as a troubled loner. A clinical psychologist and a behavior analyst discuss the profiles of people who commit major crimes.
For decades, far more U.S. males than females have been substance abusers, but the gender gap is now shrinking. An encore report looks at the growing dependency in woman and the approaches to treat the problem.
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