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Using Drugs During Pregnancy Harms the Baby

The overwhelming majority of mothers would do anything to protect their children from harm. Unfortunately, either due to ignorance, carelessness, or sheer hopelessness, there are many expectant mothers who ingest substances into their bodies that are exceedingly harmful to themselves and to their unborn children. These substances are mostly recognized as addictive substances such as opioids, amphe...
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How Emotional Processing is Used in Therapy

Emotional processing is the way that a person deals with a disturbing event occurring in the past or present. Most people are able to process these events to a point at which they are no longer troubling, and at which the person attains a level of calm concerning the event. Everyone has his or her way of dealing with unpleasant and traumatic events such as a death in the family, a serious accident...
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Staggering Facts About Alcohol Abuse

The dangers of tobacco products and tobacco use have been well documented and accepted. Restrictions on smoking are now common in public places and are generally accepted. However, although the dangers of excessive alcohol abuse have been just as thoroughly documented, the public in general continues to over-indulge in alcohol consumption, and the alcohol-related statistics for deaths and injuries...
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How emotional processing is used in therapy

Emotional processing is the way that a person deals with a disturbing event occurring in the past or present. Most people are able to process these events to a point at which they are no longer troubling, and at which the person attains a level of calm concerning the event. Everyone has his or her way of dealing with unpleasant and traumatic events such as a death in the family, a serious accident...
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Athlete credits Ironman to overcoming drug addiction

Thousands of athletes are visiting the scenic city to compete in Ironman Sunday, a triathlon filled with obstacles requiring sheer determination and commitment, but Todd Crandell, an elite athlete from Ohio, has used those same obstacles to overcome his addiction to drugs. At three years old Crandell's mother committed suicide, an overwhelming loss he believes led him down a dark path later on ...
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Lights of Hope” event raises awareness on drug addiction

129 people lose their lives everyday to addiction and various organizations gathered in Bristol Saturday to continue to raise awareness on the epidemic in our area. September is National Recovery Month and today organizations joined for “Lights of Hope” a national event that brings awareness on drug addiction. The event included live music, speakers who are in recovery and more. The Sullivan...
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Americans Mix It Up Too Much With Drugs

More people than ever are taking bunches of medications and supplements that could interact in ways that make them worse instead of better. They found that one in six older adults regularly use potentially deadly combinations of prescription drugs, over-the-counter products and dietary supplements — double the number that did so just five years ago. And that's in spite of study after study w...
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Jim Carrey Lawsuit Shines Light On Prescription Drug Addiction in U.S.

Drug use in Hollywood is under a microscope again amid a new lawsuit that claims actor Jim Carrey used his "immense wealth and celebrity status" to illegally obtain and distribute potentially deadly substances to his girlfriend Cathriona White, who died of a suicidal overdose at age 30 last year. White's estranged husband, Mark Burton, filed the suit Monday in Los Angeles. The suit also alleges...
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Psychiatrists Should Take a More Active Role in Treating Pain

The recent opioid-prescribing guidelines from the CDC have renewed attention of health care providers to the epidemic of chronic pain, with which the opioid crisis is closely intertwined. The recommendation to move away from opioids as the first line of treating many types of chronic noncancer pain has generated an understandable outcry from some pain patients who fear that medications they need w...
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You may want to think twice before sharing drug overdose photos

It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies. Officials in East Liverpool, Ohio, released photos of a couple slumped over in the driver and passenger seats of a car, pale and unconscious from a heroin overdose. Their son sits in the back seat, face visible for the world to see.   The images spread...
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