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By On February 26th, 2019

When parents abuse opioids, their children are likely to follow in their footsteps

Parents who abuse prescription painkillers may be tempting their children to follow in their footsteps according to recent findings published in the journal Pediatrics. According to the report, American teenagers were 30% more likely to abuse prescription opioids when one of their parents also misuse the drugs. The findings are not particularly shocking, as research on…

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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 20th, 2016

The Opioid Epidemic Killed More People Than Gun Violence Last Year

When people refer to America’s widespread drug and addiction issues as an “epidemic”, it can seem like alarmist to those unaffected. But, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the phrase is far from an overstatement. According to the latest data, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in…

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By On July 14th, 2014

New Study Shows Neural Similarities Between Sex Addicts and Drug Addicts

Numerous critics and skeptics have suggested that sex addiction is not a real condition, but a new study published in PLOS One shows that sex addicts show the same neural characteristics of individuals with substance abuse disorders. The study focused on examining the neural correlation of sexual cues in individuals with and without compulsive sexual…

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By On April 8th, 2014

How To Spot The Early Signs Of Addiction

While mental health practitioners are normally expected to assist those with conditions ranging from depression to schizophrenia, it is often forgotten that the most widespread mental health issue we see is addiction. Whether it is an addiction to drugs and alcohol or gambling, or any other activity that fuels a damaging compulsion, addiction plagues countless…

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By On July 27th, 2012

Which War on Drugs?

Recently prescription drug abuse related deaths in Oklahoma surpassed illegal or street drug related deaths. Is the “War on Drugs” fighting the right enemy? Or, should the focus on drug abuse and addiction be shifted to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. Maybe, the battlegrounds of the war should include expanding treatment and prevention…

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