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Alcohol Abuse

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Certain Genes Linked to Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

By Dawn Hurley

Recent findings underscore the urgency to continue identifying and studying genetic variants and health outcomes for heavy drin... Continue Reading

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Alcohol’s Effect on the Heart

By Monica Romano

Long-term heavy alcohol consumption and regular alcohol abuse have damaging effects on many vital organs—including the heart. Continue Reading

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How Eating Disorders and Alcohol Abuse Result in Drunkorexia

By Rebecca Kovacs

This dangerous routine includes individuals starving themselves during the day so that they can consume larger amounts of alcoh... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

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Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

MABT appears to be highly effective due to its deep focus on the biological sources of emotions—a prominent source of relapse r... Continue Reading

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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

There are several options available when considering rehab, including residential inpatient treatment. Continue Reading

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Lucemyra: A New Opioid-Withdrawal Solution

By Sue Dunham

A newly FDA-approved drug may help addicts overcome the hurdle of physical withdrawal-symptoms in their recovery. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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Differentiating Borderline Personality and Bipolar Disorders

By Rebecca Kovacs

BP and BPD are widely stigmatized through public misconception, and lumping the two disorders as one certainly doesn't help. Continue Reading

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Study Suggests Opioid Abuse May Result in Anxiety Sensitivity

By Rebecca Kovacs

Anxiety sensitivity may be a target for treatment in patients who use opioids to manage pain. Continue Reading

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The Link Between ACE, Insomnia, and Other Mental Ailments

By Rebecca Kovacs

The lasting impacts of ACE’s can range from depression, anxiety and PTSD to cancer and diabetes. Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

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Are Teen Eating Disorders a Precursor to Addiction in Adulthood?

By Nicole Arzt

Research from NEDA shows that a staggering 50 percent of individuals diagnosed with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or illi... Continue Reading

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Study: Phone Addiction is the New Drunk Driving

By Nicole Arzt

Distracted driving has created a serious dilemma: experts are now comparing phone addiction to drunk driving. Continue Reading

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The Myth of the 'Happy Drunk'

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

The 'happy drunk' is often times more at risk for liver disease, accidental overdose and suicide. Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

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Study Shows MDMA Increases the Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

By Nicole Arzt

Emerging research now shows a significant relationship between serotonergic and dopaminergic substances and valvular heart dise... Continue Reading

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What to Know About Tardive Dyskinesia

By Nicole Arzt

TD can be a side effect of neuroleptic and antipsychotic medications used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,... Continue Reading

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Syphilis on the Rise: A Byproduct of Meth and Heroin Abuse

By Rebecca Kovacs

Researchers attribute the rise in syphilis cases to risky sex behaviors while under the influence, and a spike in the number of... Continue Reading

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Q&A

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What is the alcohol detox experience like?

We asked and you answered. Here are two separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What if I can't afford rehab?

We asked and you answered. Here are three separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What are the unique needs of women in addiction treatment?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading

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