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After 20 Years and Many Billions, Pfizer Finally Admits That Opioids Are Addictive
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, painkillers, addiction, opioids )

- 104 days ago -
And more truth: opioids are not very effective after 12 weeks.
Why Did the Death Rate Rise Among Middle-Aged White Americans? - The New Yorker
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, illness, research, warning, Death, American Men, Addiction, economic inequalities, healthcare, drugs )

- 346 days ago -
Fascinating and disturbing. Between 1999 and 2013, among whites aged forty-five to fifty-four whose educational qualifications are limited to a high-school diploma or below, the number of deaths per hundred thousand people rose by 134.4.
What Happens to Your Brain on Sugar, Explained By Science
Health & Wellness  (tags: Sugar, Addiction, health, food, diet, disease, environment, prevention, nutrition, medicine )

- 423 days ago -
Sugar is a poison, a legal poison. This PET brain scans show chemical differences in the brain between addicts and non-addicts. The normal images in the bottom row come from non-addicts;
Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use
Health & Wellness  (tags: Native Americans, heroin, substance abuse, traditional ceremonies, healing, addiction, law enforcement, recovery )

- 518 days ago -
The reasons why Native Americans have such high rates of incarceration and substance abuse are complex. A recent FBI report shows the Mexican drug cartels are specifically targeting Indian Country.
Vermont Kicks the War on Drugs
Health & Wellness  (tags: heroine, addiction, Vermont, compassion, disease, health )

- 778 days ago -
"Addiction is, at its core, a chronic disease," he said. "We must do for this disease what we do for cancer, diabetes, heart, and other chronic illness: first, aim for prevention, and then eradicate any disease that develops with aggressive treatment."
Kindness, Not Punishment, Helps Drug Users Quit
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, addiction, rehab, treatment, addicts )

- 784 days ago -
We need to treat addiction like we treat other health problems precipitated by poor choices.
Kicking Pot Can Lead to Withdrawal
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, addiction, marijuana, withdrawls, disease, risks, warning, drugs, abuse, prevention )

- 1482 days ago -
Chris M. -- who requested that his full name not be disclosed -- remembers the time in 1999 when he was caught by a security guard while smoking marijuana in a parking lot. For him, it was a wake-up call.
Doped-Up Nation: How America Became a Country of Addicts
Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, drugs, disease, addiction, AlternativeMed, healthcare, health, illness, humans, study )

- 1529 days ago -
The external fixes to our internal problems are readily available, and every addiction fuels somebody else's craving--for cash.
Adderall Use on the Rise for Mothers
Health & Wellness  (tags: "supermom", Adderal, addiction, dangerous use of stimulants, meth )

- 1576 days ago -
All over America there are moms in the shadows drowning in their daily responsibilities and turning to the prescription drug Adderall for relief.
Ten Reasons to Quit Your Coffee!
Health & Wellness  (tags: coffee, addiction, prevention, science, interesting, food )

- 1588 days ago -
Believe me, I'm not giving up my organic, shade grown, fresh ground AM coffee! However, these scientific facts are interesting and wise to note.
Xanax Building Dangerous Reputation
Health & Wellness  (tags: Addiction, side effects, drugs, health, risks, warning )

- 1796 days ago -
It's the 11th most prescribed drug in the US."It's so much easier to take people off heroin. I'd rather take 100 people off heroin than one person of Xanax because I know they'll have a year of withdrawal," says addiction specialist. Scary.
America's Most Dangerous Pill?
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, health, healthcare, addiction, Klonopin, safety, prevention, interesting, illness, protection, warning, humans )

- 1968 days ago -
It's not Adderall or Oxy. It's Klonopin. And doctors are doling it out like candy, causing a surge of hellish withdrawals, overdoses and deaths.
How to Use Psychology to Beat the Nicotine Cravings
Health & Wellness  (tags: nicotine, quit, cravings, addiction, stop smoking, psychology )

- 1997 days ago -
When it comes to quitting smoking the majority of the battle that you are fighting is going to be one that is in your brain, because that is where the addiction is. It is estimated that 90% of your addiction is mental and only 10% is based on a physical.
INDIA: Alcoholism Grips Progressive Kerala
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, politics, society, India, health, disease, addiction, humans )

- 2102 days ago -
Such a propensity for drink has had enormous social consequences, destroying careers and the social fabric of a people with an essentially middle-class outlook on life, in a state which ranks high among India's 28 states in social development indicators.

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