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We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism

This month, many modern Pagans in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Samhain (pron. sah-win) on October 31st, the same day that many of their neighbors are celebrating Halloween. Due to the coincidence of these two holidays, as well as contemporary Paganism's association with Witchcraft, …

College Park heroin investigation leads to seizure of 700 doses, $60K in cash

College Park residents started complaining directly to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's office nearly three months ago about junkies tossing dirty needles …

One in Ten American Workers Is Abusing Drugs or Alcohol

Drug and alcohol abuse are rife in the American workplace. Nearly one in 10 full-time workers in the U.S. has an illicit-drugs or alcohol disorder, …

Too Many MDs Fail to Grasp Pain Pill Addiction

A new survey has found that many primary care physicians — the top prescribers of prescription pain pills — lack a general understanding of how …

Medicine

Blood pressure medication could prevent alcohol, drug addiction

One of the drivers of alcohol and drug addiction is the powerful and enduring memories of the triggers - the people, places, sights and sounds that …

Drug Addiction

How Yoga Helped This Former Model Heal From Drug Addiction And PTSD

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) - A former model uses tales of sex, drugs and rock and roll in a book hitting stores on Monday to introduce the healing power of yoga sequences and demonstrate how the ancient practice of breath and meditation can fortify the mind as well as the …

What does an alcoholic look like?

An upper-middle class, white, college-educated girl with a loving family background becomes an alcoholic in her adulthood. It surprises …

Weight Loss

Painkillers: Seeing Our Opioid Addiction Crisis For What It Is

Support the news<p>Twice lately, people I really like have taken me aside to tell me devastating stories of their family members who are addicted to …

Alcohol Problems Affect About 33 Million U.S. Adults

About 14% of U.S. adults have alcohol-related problems, according to new data on Americans’ drinking behaviors.<p>The new study, published in the …

Facebook addiction linked to depression

In a small study of Facebook users in Poland, depression was one predictor of greater vulnerability to becoming dependent on using the social media …

Social Media

Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm.<p>He knew the odds; most of the addicts in the room probably had hepatitis C.<p>"All I cared about was …

Does Sex Addiction Even Exist?

In this age of celebrities and politicians coming forward with their claims of sex addiction following a cheating incident, I'm often asked whether sex addiction even really exists. My answer is both yes and no. According to the medical community, more specifically, the Diagnostic and Statistical …

Researchers discover how cocaine, amphetamines disrupt the brain's normal functioning

In a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, researchers in the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have illuminated how …

Scientists Say This Is Probably the Real Reason Why People Have Addiction

Scientists have been investigating why people get addicted to drugs and smoking. There is now evidence that a caring environment may be a crucial …

5 Important Things To Know About WHY Humans Are So Addiction Prone

<b>Think you know everything about addiction? You may not know these tidbits of information.</b><p>Scientists are opening a new window into the nature of …