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Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear


Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, a new study finds. However, daily marijuana users with severe pain also reported their health had become worse…

Heavy and Binge Alcohol Consumption linked to DNA Change


A recent study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has found that heavy consumption of alcohol can change the addict’s body on a genetic level. The results show that this potential change can increase the craving for alcohol. This goes some way to explain the reasons why this addiction can be so powerful and…

FACES OF ADDICTION: ADDERALL By Ketema Ross


The term “drug addict” is not one that inspires empathy.  We as Americans hear the term and run. The last thing we want is our reputation to be blemished with images of an “addict”.  A heroin junkie blacked out on a sidewalk with a needle buried in her arm; a methamphetamine user selling his soul…

The importance of recognizing addiction triggers


When you suffer from drug addiction or alcoholism, it’s a life-changing step to commit to addiction treatment and begin the path to recovery. Whether you attend an inpatient or outpatient rehab, the support you receive there can help you to regain your self-confidence and take control of your life. It’s crucial, however, to work on…

Scientists discover a method to delete cocaine-associated memories


Research published on 22 January 2019 may signal a genuine breakthrough in addiction treatment, as scientists have discovered a way to delete cocaine-associated memories in lab rats. Neuroscientific optogenetics techniques were used to alter the neurons linked with drug impulses. These findings may be invaluable in developing new techniques or drugs that can stop addicts…

How the Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Youth in the United States


The problem of opioid addiction is growing in the United States. Opioid drugs have always been a problem, but only in recent years has this problem grown to such an unprecedented level. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has actually labeled the opioid problem as an epidemic. The issue isn’t only affecting adults. The…

Staying Sober During the Holidays


For many of us, the holidays are a great time. They’re filled with family, friends, fun and festivities, albeit being a little bit stressful at times. Unfortunately, for someone who has struggled with addiction in the past, the holidays can actually be pretty difficult. That’s why it’s important to understand how the holidays could be…