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[KARE 11, September 28, 2018]   Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report.
September 28, 2018
[WCCO Radio, January 01, 0001]   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's declaration that youth vaping has become an epidemic has reignited the debate about whether vaping is safer than cigarette smoking. Allina Health tobacco intervention coordinator Karina DiLuzio laid out the facts about vaping versus smoking with WCCO Radio.
September 12, 2018
[WCCO-TV, August 27, 2018]   Investigators are studying whether video game addiction played a role to the man who killed two & wounded several more at a Jacksonville gaming tournament.
August 27, 2018
[WCCO Radio, July 26, 2018]   Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults. Learn more.
July 26, 2018
[KARE 11, June 26, 2018]   The World Health Organization has recognized video gaming as an addiction. Allina Health's Dr. Roger Laroche shares why it has been labeled as an addiction.
June 26, 2018
[WCCO Radio, April 14, 2018]   The U.S. surgeon general has issued an advisory recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. The drug, sold under the brand name Narcan (among others), can very quickly restore normal breathing in someone suspected of overdosing on opioids, including heroin and prescription pain medications.
April 14, 2018
[WCCO-TV, March 06, 2018]   The opioid drug problems is epidemic in the U.S. and government and medical leaders are struggling to get it under control. But just why are opioids so addictive?
March 06, 2018
[WCCO-TV, January 09, 2018]   Many of us, kids and adults, spend lots of time with our computers and phones playing video games. But can it become an addiction? Read on to learn more.
January 09, 2018
[KSTP TV, December 23, 2017]   The holidays are a time of joy, but can also be a difficult time for people dealing with addiction or mental illness. Dr. Roger Laroche, an addiction and mental health specialist with Allina Health , says both biological and personal issues during the holiday seasons can impact addiction and mental illness.
December 23, 2017
[Star Tribune, October 27, 2017]   Addiction and public health authorities in Minnesota welcomed President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday, saying they hope it will reduce stigma and promote treatment in a state where overdose deaths have soared in recent years. “Individuals struggling with addiction had been [treated as] the stepchild of the family,” said Dr. Roger Laroche, medical director for addiction services at Allina Health .
October 30, 2017