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Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade Die Of Suicide: How To Spot Suicidal Tendencies And What To Do About It

Deaths due to suicide are on the rise in the United States. The U.S. CDC indicated that firearm is the most common method of suicide, followed by hanging and poisoning.

Public Health June 9, 2018

FDA Seeks For Removal Of Opioid Painkiller From Market: Understanding Substance Abuse

Amid the opioid epidemic, the FDA requested for a voluntary removal of an injectable prescription opioid painkiller. Just how exactly does a drug go from painkiller to an addictive drug?

Public Health June 10, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Can People Be Addicted To Caffeine?

A man's fight to clear his name of DUI charges raises a question about one of the world's most popular beverage: coffee. What does this incident tell us about the effects of caffeine on the human body?

Healthy Living/Wellness December 30, 2016

Addiction Is A Chronic Illness: US Surgeon General Report

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that addiction should not be treated as a character flaw. He said that substance abuse should be viewed and approached as a chronic illness such as cancer and heart disease.

Public Health November 17, 2016

Cash Rewards For HIV-Positive Drug Addicts Won't Improve Health Outcomes

Cash rewards may initially get HIV-positive patients to engage in healthy behaviors. The effect of the financial incentives, however, is no better than other interventions in the long run.

Public Health July 14, 2016

Painkiller Percocet Found In Prince's Body When He Died: Report

The results of the autopsy and toxicology tests are not yet complete to determine the real reason why Prince died. A source, however, said that the painkiller Percocet was present in the musician's body when he was found dead.

Medicine May 6, 2016

Opioid Addicts Turn To Over-The-Counter Diarrhea Drug To Get High

Opioid addicts take large doses of anti-diarrhea drug Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) to get high or manage their withdrawal symptoms. Experts warn the growing trend may result in serious and potentially fatal side effects.

Public Health May 5, 2016

Medicaid Expansion May Help Fight Mental Illness, Opioid Crisis

The federal government is pushing for Medicaid expansion across all states to address behavioral health issues and fight mental illness. Advocates believe healthcare barriers need to be tackled in order to do so.

Life March 29, 2016

Obama Administration Seeks $1.1 Billion Funding For Heroin, Opioid Addiction

Obama administration seeks to have $1.1 billion in budget to fight heroin and opioid addiction. The funds are intended to improve access to treatment and strengthen current efforts.

Life February 3, 2016

Refugees At Higher Risk For Mental Health Issues: Experts

Canadian experts warn that refugees are more vulnerable to having mental health problems such as depression and substance abuse. The Canadian federal government plans to welcome 10,000 refugees by year-end and 15,000 more by Feb. 2016.

Life November 27, 2015

Regular marijuana use muddles your brain more than you think: Study

Chronic marijuana users who started smoking pot at an early age scored significantly lower in IQ tests than non-users. They also had less gray matter in their brain's orbitofrontal cortex.

Life November 11, 2014

Your addiction is costing you your life [Infographics]

Infographics created by Treatment4Addiction show how many years a substance abuser can lose because of their dangerous habits. The online resources offer the best information, especially on proper treatment.

Internet Culture October 17, 2014

Can magic mushrooms really help you quit smoking?

For many smokers, the road to finally kicking the nicotine habit can be long and difficult. A new study, however, points to mushrooms as the answer.

Internet Culture September 14, 2014

Study profiles new American heroin addicts: Predominantly white, middle-class, suburban

A new study shows that typical heroin users are no longer from minority groups living in the city. Most heroin users are now young, middle-class suburban dwellers.

Life June 1, 2014

First daughter of NY Chiara de Blasio details triumph over depression, addiction

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, has struggled with drug addiction and depression one year ago. On Tuesday, she received an award given to role models of youth struggling with mental health problems and substance abuse.

Life May 7, 2014

School drug tests ineffective in keeping teens away from substance abuse

A new study shows that where a drug testing policy in schools does not deter students from taking drugs, a positive school environment might accomplish that.

Life January 14, 2014

Alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse far higher in people with psychotic disorders

People with psychotic disorders have a much higher rate of substance abuse, smoking, and binge drinking problems compared with healthy individuals, according to the largest-ever study of substance abuse in a controlled sample population.

Life January 2, 2014

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