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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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Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings

Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research. The study, by international scientists including researchers from Imperial College London, suggests targeting these brain pathways may lead to future treatments for the condition. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, also suggest connections between the pa...
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Addiction has reached crisis proportions

With more than 20 million Americans in the grip of substance abuse, the U.S. Surgeon General has called on the public and government to take substantive steps in tackling this monster in our midst. That call came in the form of a first-of-its-kind report — the Surgeon General’s “Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health” — that relies on current research to give clarity to how America can solve i...
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Number of Babies Born Addicted to Opiates Rising in Florida

Caitlyn says her addiction to prescription drugs began a decade ago after she was almost killed in a car crash. "When I was prescribed the pain medication I was not educated," said Caitlyn who asked that her last name not to be used for this story. Caitlyn has been addicted to prescription pain medications ever since. When she finally decided to get help, she discovered it was going to be...
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Dear Mr. President

Dear Future President, Addiction is not a choice. Help isn’t always an option. Support might not be there, and we need a solution. America has reached a point in time where the number of drug addictions is at its peak. What a lot of people need to understand is that getting help isn’t always an option as it requires money, insurance and waiting time. Thanks to the previous laws put in place...
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The Vicious Attack Against Suboxone Continues

Buprenorphine, the generic name for Suboxone, is a medication used to treat opiate dependence – it helps minimize withdrawal symptoms. It’s often an essential part of a person’s recovery plan, mainly due to its accessibility. Users can attain it through a prescription from a certified doctor, rather than having to hoof it to a medication-assisted treatment program multiple times per month, lik...
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Broward County warns of deadly synthetic drug

Broward County health officials have issued an urgent warning to residents warning of a street drug that has been connected to more than 50 deaths in the last six months. The Broward County medical examiner released lab test results showing that 53 deaths have been tied to Carfentanil, a drug commonly used to sedate 13,000 pound elephants. Carfentanil is considered 100 times deadlier tha...
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