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By On March 28th, 2019

Social anxiety disorder may lead to the development of alcohol use disorder

A new study from researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health suggests social anxiety disorder may directly contribute to an increased risk for alcohol use disorder. Unlike other forms of anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder could be causally linked to a greater risk of problematic drinking and alcohol use disorder according to the report…

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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 March 16th, 2017

Why Ben Affleck’s Alcoholism Confession Matters

Last week, actor, director, screenwriter, and two-time Oscar winner, Ben Affleck revealed to the world he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction in a post to fans on Facebook. I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. … Posted by Ben Affleck on Tuesday, March…

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By On August 9th, 2016

Michael Phelps: From Gold Medals to Rock Bottom and Back Again

  When Michael Phelps won his 23rd gold medal at the Olympics this weekend with his teammates in a relay race, he looked happier than ever. He continued to cement himself as the world’s greatest Olympic swimmer with his fiancée and young child cheering him on. But, just two years ago he says he was…

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By On April 6th, 2016

Women With Eating Disorders At Higher Risk For Risky Drinking

Eating disorders contribute to countless symptoms and health risks, but often the way eating disorders influence risky behaviors and other mental health issues is overlooked or forgotten. A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders makes this clear. According to the report from researchers at the University of Helsinki, women with eating…

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