Addiction

With Medical Marijuana Could Come More Illegal Use

States with medical marijuana laws report higher illicit drug use, Columbia University study says.  The legalization of marijuana for medical use could come with an...
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Alcohol Addiction

OVERVIEW Alcohol addiction is a chronic dependence on alcohol. This addiction often involves being preoccupied with alcohol and when you will have your next drink,...
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How New Jersey is Combating the Opioid Crisis

Governor Chris Christie's pledge to combat opioid deaths includes 5-day limit on initial pain killer prescriptions, access to treatment and opioid disposal sites. New Jersey...
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For Young Smokers, Cigarettes Paired Best with Alcohol

Findings on co-use of cigarettes and alcohol could have implications for smoking cessation efforts. When it comes to health, cigarettes are never a good thing....
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Patients Under Chiropractic Care Reduced Opioid Use by 57%

Opioid prescriptions skyrocketed from 112 million in 1992 to nearly 249 million in 2015. Experts refer to this shift as the Opioid Epidemic. Opioid pain-relieving...
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How Are Alcohol Use and Skin Problems Connected?

Alcohol use disorders were prevalent in patients with eczema and other skin disorders. You've probably heard the expression “you are what you eat.” There may...
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Risky alcohol consumption can increase at time of retirement

New research shows that some employees drink more alcohol when they retire. Researchers followed 5,800 employees that retired between 2000 and 2011 and answered a...
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Older Women Hitting the Bottle?

Current and binge drinking increasing among older American women Many older Americans drink alcohol. Even among healthy adults, alcohol consumption may cause some problems, and...
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New Guidelines for Preventing Substance Abuse

Story by: Beth Greenwood, RN American College of Physicians issues new recommendations for preventing and treating substance abuse. Substance abuse is on the rise in America....
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Opioid dependence can start in just a few days

Doctors can help patients avoid opioid addiction by prescribing a supply of three days or less, according to the report that was published March...