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Madelyn Linsenmeir and her son, Ayden.

A devastating obituary for a young mom is a powerful reminder of the human toll of opioid addiction

An obituary for Madelyn Linsenmeir, who died of opioid addiction, went viral this week. Written by her sister, it detailed how Linsenmeir improved the lives around her, but had her life destroyed by her addiction. The obituary drew renewed attention to the personal toll of the opioid crisis.

Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.
Ben Affleck in 2017.

Ben Affleck says he finished a 40-day stint in rehab: ‘Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle’

Ben Affleck said he's left rehab for alcohol addiction and is now in outpatient care. In an Instagram post, the actor encouraged people who need help with addiction to seek it. His estranged wife Jennifer Garner reportedly pushed him to get care.
Video games might make children more aggressive.

There’s even more evidence that video games could be making children violent

A new study analysing 24 research papers supports the theory that video games can increase aggression in children. But video games aren't necessarily all bad, and can be beneficial if played in moderation.

The FDA is cracking down on wildly popular e-cigarettes like Juul — and threatening to pull products from the market if teen use isn’t con...

The FDA is taking active steps to enforce and address the e-cigarette epidemic among youths by cracking down on the illegal sales and misleading marketing of these products.

YouTube has introduced new tools to manage how much time you spend on it – here’s what you need to know

If it's 3am and you're supposed to be sleeping but just clicked on another video, this may be for you.

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

When comparing weed and alcohol, there are lots of factors to consider, including effects on your heart, brain, and behavior. Overall, alcohol seems to be worse for you.

The wildly popular e-cig startup Juul is valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash of lawsuits and investigations

For a slim device that looks like a USB stick, the Juul e-cig packs a powerful punch. But despite its surging popularity, Juul Labs — which was recently valued at $15 billion — faces a growing backlash. Most of the issues center on concerns about teens.

A facility giving marijuana to people with addiction has had a major shakeup after it felt ‘like walking into a cloud of smoke’

A rehab facility in Los Angeles that gave marijuana to patients dealing with addiction has had a major shakeup. After an internal dispute, the founder of High Sobriety has moved to San Francisco to open a new facility called Remedy Recovery.

A facility giving marijuana to people with addiction has had a major shakeup after it felt ‘like walking into a cloud of smoke’

A rehab facility in Los Angeles that gave marijuana to patients dealing with addiction has had a major shakeup. After an internal dispute, the founder of High Sobriety has moved to San Francisco to open a new facility called Remedy Recovery.