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Teen Substance Use On the Decline

America faces a serious drug problem today but there may be some good news in the pipeline. According to the 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is a steady decrease in the misuse of dangerous substances like marijuana, tobacco, alcohol and medications. The MTF observes […]

Addiction May Hit Wealthy Students Hardest

Every kind of person can be exposed and fall prey to addiction. A new study is showing however that amongst teens, those in schools considered to be for the wealthy may be more exposed to drug and alcohol issues. The study carried out by researchers of the Northeast U.S. found that by the time they […]

Who is at Risk for an Adderall Addiction?

Adderall is a stimulant used in treating people with functionality disorders like ADHD. It is a prescription medication that is virtually harmless when consumed as prescribed. When abused though, Adderall exposes a person to great addiction risks. Because the drug is prescribed, it is quite accessible. And with such accessibility, there is a major likelihood […]

There Could Soon Be a Vaccine for Drug Addiction

Each time we talk about vaccination, the first thing that usually comes to mind is protection from some sort of flu or some harmful diseases and conditions. Hardly does anyone think of a vaccine for addiction. Well, it turns out that is exactly what we might be getting not too long from now. Researchers have […]

Why Healthy Eating Is Essential During Addiction Recovery

As the addiction problem continues to grow in the United States and around the world, experts are increasingly looking at how essential healthy eating can be during a recovery. According to David Wiss, a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Los Angeles-based Nutrition in Recovery, the idea of nutrition being vital for addiction recovery is […]

Things To Keep In Mind During Recovery

Addiction is one very common problem in America today. There are probably thousands of treatment centers in the country and these take care millions of addiction cases every year. While medical experts in these treatment centers do their best to get their patients to full recovery, many of the addicts themselves do not quite make […]

Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Mental Illness?

Thousands of people deal with mental health problems every day in America. A good number of these people are employees whose mental problem could have a toll on their performance at work. Even though mental problems are gradually being accepted in the society, it remains difficult for people to discuss such problems with their bosses […]

How Portugal Fixed Their Opioid Problem

Like everywhere else in the world, opioid overdose remains one of the biggest problems in America. While the country continues to struggle with the issue, other countries are successfully dealing with it. Portugal particularly handles its opioid abuse problem quite differently from most other countries including America. And if they are succeeding to fix this […]

More Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying — Here’s Why

Today, it looks the number of Americans who die increases every year. While this may or may not be true, the number of people who die now is much lesser that we had in the 19th century. This does not mean however that the mortality rate in America is not something to be concerned about, […]

Social Media Could Be Even More Addicting Than Drugs

Whenever the addiction is mentioned anywhere, drugs and alcohol are probably the first things that come to mind. However, there are several other things people can be addicted to. The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as an “inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s […]

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