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Addiction and the family: What are the roles that emerge?

Some things just stick with you.<p>I remember watching an old made-for-TV movie with Andy Griffith and Keanu Reeves called “Under the Influence” in my …

Drug Addicts Could Fight Addiction With Memory-erasing Chemical Scientists Say

Scientists have found a way to erase drug-related memories, without causing 'widespread damage' to the brain.<p>In a study published in Molecular …

Research

The Trajectories of Opioid Addiction | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Dr. Yih-Ing Hser and her colleagues (Elizabeth Evans, Christine Grella, Walter Ling, and Douglas Anglin) have just published an important …

ADHD and addiction.

A theme that has been reoccurring in the ADHD support groups recently is addiction and this is no coincidence because research has shown that people …

Punishment Will Never Solve Addiction

Helping people help themselves and their communities are principles in which I've always believed. We should give people a hand-up rather than a …

Sanctions

Synthetic marijuana sets off alarm bells in US

A man prepares to smoke K2 or "Spice", a synthetic marijuana drug, along a street in East Harlem in New York City. Photo: SPENCER PLATT / GETTY …

Cannabis

When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won't Cover It

The latest numbers show that deaths from heroin-related overdose more than tripled nationally between 2002 and 2013. Opiate addiction touches every demographic: white, black, Hispanic, rural, suburban and urban.<p>Proposed solutions nationally include more government funding for treatment, tougher …

Playing Tetris Reduces Drug and Other Addictions

It was discovered that a game of Tetris can reduce addiction symptoms among players.<p>The block arranging game called Tetris has proven beneficial in …

How to Stop Yourself Before You Relapse

Perhaps the most frightening thing for a person in addiction recovery to go through is a relapse. It feels in the moment that all your hard work has …

Vancouver News | Local Coverage from the Star Vancouver

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Drug War Rethink Long Overdue

<i>Editors Note: Illegal drug distribution rings are a major source of so called “illegal guns”, a better word would be crime guns. Want to really do</i> …

Lowell barber trying to trim scourge of heroin addiction

LOWELL -- At his barbershop on Andover Street, Billy Cabrera does more than give customers a fresh haircut.<p>Beyond the barber chairs, in the back room …

The Obama Administration’s Strategy On Heroin Addiction: Treat It As A Public Health Problem

The Obama administration unveiled a new strategy to combat heroin abuse on Monday, pledging $2.5 million in additional funds to target five “high …

Why Obama is switching strategies on US heroin epidemic

Heroin use and related deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, causing the White House to develop a new approach to fighting drug use in the United …

Public Health

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Long-term brain changes persist years after drug abuse and recovery

It's known that brain changes are present in drug addicts even when they have been abstinent for a short period of time. Now new research shows that …

Others Look To Md. County's Model To Treat Opiate Addictions

When Washington County saw a rise in heroin addiction, officials set up a program that starts inmates who are addicted to opiates on a monthly injection of Vivitrol. It blocks the effects of opiates.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>The spread of opiate addiction in this country is a huge national …

The Age of Addiction

Peter Drucker coined the term "the age of discontinuity," implying that we are all experiencing some kind of discontinuity all the time.<p>He was right.<p>I would add another description of our age: "the age of addiction."<p>I suggest we were never as addicted to as many agents of addiction as we are at …

My Ex Chose Getting High Over Me: How Addiction Ruins Relationships

Sometimes, relationships get to a point where the bad outweigh the good, by a lot.<p>In my past relationship, all I can remember is the constant …

Mental Health

Opiate Addiction Growing, Becoming More Complex

The increasing availability of heroin, combined with efforts aimed at preventing prescription painkiller abuse, may be re-arranging the field of …

How My Spice Addiction Might Be Responsible for My Bizarre, Unexplained Sickness

I started smoking synthetic cannabis after the real stuff stopped doing it for me. Four years later, I'm suffering from a weird, white blood cell-related illness supposedly triggered by certain cannabinoids.<p>I came across Spice in New Zealand, in 2007. The first blend of the stuff, a synthesised …

For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Improve Your Health

I love my dog, Joey. I’m no different than most other people who also love animals, especially their pets. According to a Gallop Poll, sixty percent …

We Asked a Doctor If 56 Xanax in One Month Is Really That Crazy

Apparently taking Xanax has the same effect as just getting really, really drunk.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Flickr.</i><p>Hip-hop seems to have a new trendy drug every year. It doesn’t seem that long ago that rappers were in love with MDMA, but the newest culprit is a medication that is typically taken to reduce …

'Fear The Walking Dead': Kim Dickens Explains How Drug Addiction Plays A Major Role

As we've all seen throughout five brutal seasons of "The Walking Dead," fighting zombies is a grueling, deadly experience for even the most seasoned …

The Walking Dead

4 Keys to Overcoming Emotional Overload When You're Highly Empathic

<i>HJ: Being highly empathic is an amazing gift, but it also requires you to be able to discern what is yours and what is someone else’s. Otherwise you</i> …