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Studies shed light on development, current demographics of heroin use

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Drug addiction has attracted several negative stigmas in recent years, none more damaging than the image of the down-and-out urban dweller who has nowhere else to turn but to substance abuse. Needless to say, this stereotype is not true, and several recent studies have explored the true demographics of drug abuse in the U.S. According to two studies…

Newly approved painkiller Zohydro draws criticism, regulation from states

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The common image of substance abuse in the U.S. is of some disaffected youth turning to drugs and alcohol out of rebellion or lack of awareness of the true effects of his or her actions. While this image has faded away as more scientific evidence on addiction comes to light, some people still believe that…

Study finds 11 genes that may predict alcohol addiction risk

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There is no single factor that determines whether or not people will develop a substance abuse problem. For decades, the medical community believed that addiction was an active choice made by those with the condition, but further research uncovered the physical toll of substance abuse on the mind and body of the user. Research has also shown…

Enjoyment of alcohol’s effects linked to substance abuse risk

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Substance abuse addiction is such a complex condition that even medical experts have trouble identifying a single issue that causes people to develop destructive behaviors with drugs and alcohol. While mental and emotional troubles factor into the presence of unsafe habits with dangerous substances, the problem is often much deeper than this. One contributing cause to addiction is…

Web-based intervention system may help people stay in treatment

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The first step that most people take on their journey to leave substance abuse behaviors in the past is an intervention. With the support of family and friends, those with drug and alcohol addictions can receive the medical assistance that they need. From there, professional counselors and therapists can equip people with the skills to…

Daughter of NYC mayor honored for addiction recovery progress

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Many people who struggle with addiction prefer to undergo recovery efforts in a private setting. Substance abuse can be a very intense subject to address, and unfortunately it carries a stigma among the general public. Those who have struggled with drugs or alcohol often prefer to avoid other distractions so they can focus primarily on their own…

Learn the 5 stages of substance abuse

Learn the 5 stages of substance abuse

Generally, substance abuse is a difficult topic to talk about. Many people have been affected in some manner by drugs and alcohol, yet the stigma surrounding the condition continues to suppress a public dialog on programs to improve treatment options and get those struggling with substance abuse into detox centers. In many ways, openly talking about drugs and…

Break these junk food habits for a healthier diet

Break these junk food habits for a healthier diet

The human body has been compared to an engine, and just like a car, it will poorly run if supplied with low-quality fuel. Every child grows up learning that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it kick-starts the body’s metabolism, and athletes are trained to eat a large meal the night before…

Recovery Idol gives Philadelphia-area former drug users chance to show talents

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One of the most overlooked harms of addiction is the way it isolates people from one another, though the professionals at addiction treatment centers are experienced in the practice of rebuilding the connections that heavy drug and alcohol use have the unfortunate tendency to break. While some of those in recovery may still know people who continue to…

London embraces trend of alcohol-free bars

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Alcohol is often called a “social lubricant,” meaning that only when people drink can they truly enjoy themselves in a crowd. This can be a dangerous approach to a substance that holds a high potential for dependency. Not only may people feel pressured to drink when they do not want to, but they may also…

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