Half of adults aged 20-39 diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime according to new research. This is markedly higher than the 23.6 percent of young adults without ADHD who have had a substance use disorder in their lifetime. Even after considering factors such as age, race, income, education, childhood adversities and other mental illness, young adults with ADHD were still 69 percent more likely to have had a substance use disorder when compared to their peers without ADHD.
Scientists have found an association between alcohol and a substantially higher risk of several forms of cancer, including breast, colon, and oral cancers. Increased risk was evident even among light to moderate drinkers (up to two drinks a day), who represented 1 in 7 of all new cancers in 2020 and more than 100,000 cases worldwide.
One of the provisions in the proposed bipartisan infrastructure bill being considered by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that has been long sought after by an anti-drunk driving advocacy group. The requirement beginning on page 1,067 of the 2,700-page, $1 Trillion bill provides that new cars contain "advanced drunk and impaired driving technology."