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Combination Of Medical Marijuana, Opioids Does Not Increase Substance Abuse Risk, Study Finds

With nearly half of the country having already legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes, physicians prescribing opioids for pain management have another alternative at their disposal. As medical marijuana laws become more relaxed, practitioners now have the option of treating chronic pain …

Cannabis

Pill Raids: Here's How Big Prescription Drug Abuse Is in the U.S.

A record-setting raid of pill mills across the South on Wednesday shows that prescription-drug fraud and abuse remains a stubborn problem that has touched every corner of the U.S. — but there have been glimmers of encouraging news.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after a …

Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse Is Soaring, But Addiction Treatment Is Hard To Find

Drug addiction dominated the news cycle in recent months and years, with the prescription painkiller and heroin epidemics gaining coverage and much …

Drug Addiction

Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: The Problem Continues to Worsen

<b>Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: The Problem Continues to Worsen</b><p>It will come as no surprise that a considerable number of the older people in our …

Trey Watts Suspended for Violating NFL's Substance Abuse Policy

St. Louis Rams running back Trey Watts was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, per Myles Simmons of StLouisRams.com.<p>Watts tallied only seven carries for 30 yards last season and didn't figure to be a primary player in the St. …

Football (U.S.)

Every time extreme cold claims a life, we have failed the homeless

Severe winter weather is predictable. Governments need to take responsibility for the poor and homeless dying on their streets<p>For many, cold winter winds may mean donning warm winter garb or snuggling up by a fire on a comfortable sofa. For those who are homeless or precariously housed it’s often a …

Weather

7 Celebrities You Never Knew Came From Poverty

With million-dollar red carpet fashions and paparazzi stampedes, it’s easy to forget that most celebrities grew up just like the rest of us. In fact, …

​The poor say money issues cause health problems

Worrying about health may be a cross-cultural preoccupation, but how Americans view the causes of poor health depends on their bank accounts.<p>The poor …