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By On March 14th, 2019

U.S. saw all-time high deaths from suicide, drugs, and alcohol in 2017

Deaths from substance abuse and suicide reached an all-time high in America in 2017 according to a troubling new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) and the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust. Throughout the year, more than 150,000 Americans died from drug use, alcohol, or suicide –…

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By On February 12th, 2019

Women’s hormone cycles may be tied to higher addiction and relapse rates

New research may finally explain why women are statistically more at risk of drug addiction and more likely to relapse when in recovery. According to a new report published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, women’s hormonal cycles may make them both more prone to develop an addiction when exposed to drugs and more likely to respond…

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By On December 12th, 2018

America’s Other Addiction Crisis

Over the past decade, countless lives have been affected by an addiction or abusive use of a widely available substance across America. It has led to overdoses, shattered families, and even the deaths of innocent people due to impaired driving. You might think I’m talking about the ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction sweeping the country,…

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By On November 26th, 2018

MRI scans reveal “hot spots” of activity in the brain of those with substance abuse issues

While we all understand the broad strokes of substance abuse, many of the finer details about how addiction forms and functions have escaped even the most talented researchers. However, new research published in the journal Translational Psychiatry could help us understand the mechanisms beneath substance dependence and find new targets for treatment. As the report…

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By On August 10th, 2018

CDC Says Opioid Abuse In Pregnant Women Has Quadrupled

Medical professionals are finding an unprecedented number of women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor or delivery, with the rates of pregnant women with OUD quadrupling between 1999 and 2014. According to a new multistate study of trends from the Centers for Control and Disease, overall opioid use or addiction is not just rising.…

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By On August 6th, 2018

Demi Lovato vows to “keep fighting” after overdose

After being hospitalized for an overdose in late July, Demi Lovato says she is taking time to focus on her sobriety and “road to recovery.” “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Lovato wrote in a letter posted to her Instagram on Sunday. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not…

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By On July 25th, 2018

Does internet addiction increase your risk of suicide?

Internet addiction is still a relatively new and poorly understood condition, but there is growing evidence it could have severe implications for someone’s life – including a higher risk of suicide. A new review of 23 studies involving more than 270,000 found that internet addiction may be linked to higher rates of suicidal ideation and…

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