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23 Dec Fun Ideas for a Sober New Year’s Eve

The key to enjoying the holidays sober is to have a plan for your celebrating that is fun and safe. You’re committed to skipping the bar scene on New Year’s Eve this year, but you still want to celebrate and have some fun, right? After...

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16 Dec New Antibody Engineering Could Prevent Relapse

Much of the research surrounding addiction and treatment in recent years has been focused on developing medications to treat withdrawals and to reduce cravings for those in early recovery. Some headway has been made in the area of opioids, but most other types of addiction...

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09 Dec The Risks and Effects of Purple Drank

Purple drank, also known as sizzurp, drank, and lean, is a dangerous drug that is being used more and more often by kids. Songs, social media and internet videos have glamorized the drug, making it even more appealing to young people. Meanwhile, stars who once...

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24 Nov Key Gender Differences in Drug Abuse and Addiction

The path from substance abuse to addiction is vastly different between men and women, with key differences occurring at every step of the way. Research findings compiled by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) highlight these differences and uncover trends and patterns in this divergent...

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17 Nov The Risks of Alcohol for Men

Almost one in five men will struggle with alcohol dependence at some point in their lives, which is double the rate of women. There are several factors that contribute to this increased risk for alcoholism among men and many of them have to do with...

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10 Nov How Alcohol Affects Women Differently

Alcoholism and other forms of addiction are different for everyone, and each individual case comes with its own set of challenges. Many of these individual recovery challenges are gender specific, because alcohol has a different effect on women than it does on men. The reasons...

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03 Nov Addiction Treatment Barriers for Men and Women

Addiction is a complicated disease and there are a lot of reasons why those who are suffering from it don’t seek help. Only about one in ten addicts receives treatment for their disease. Social stigma, financial struggles, and responsibilities at work and at home are...

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27 Oct Vaping’s Troubling Popularity

The Camel and Marlboro signs in our local convenience stores have been replaced by a new kid in town: vaping. Also known as e-cigarettes, these nicotine delivery devices have been marketed as a smoking cessation aid, as an alternative to smoking, and as a solution...

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