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An Estimated 1 in 5 Americans Suffer From Mental Health Conditions or Substance Abuse Disorders

An Estimated 1 in 5 Americans Suffer From Mental Health Conditions or Substance Abuse Disorders According to a new government study, nearly 1 in 5 adult Americans suffer from a mental health condition or substance abuse disorder each year. Using data from 2012-2014 surveys examined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found …

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Researchers Find Probiotics and Neurofeedback Promising Treatment For Depression

Researchers Find Probiotics and Neurofeedback Promising New Treatment For Depression Depression is the most common mental health condition in the United States, and it regularly affects millions of Americans. Treatments range from pharmaceutical antidepressants to holistic practices such as yoga and meditation. As many find some relief, there’s little doubt that many people continue to …

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Expert Advice On Avoiding Addiction To Painkillers

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted to Painkillers A copious amount of evidence has shown that prescription painkillers are fueling the opioid epidemic ravaging communities across the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdoses related to prescription painkillers or street drugs such as heroin …

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Since 1999, Fatal Overdose Rate Has Increased by 2.5 Says CDC

Since 1999, Fatal Overdose Rate Has Increased by 2.5 Says CDC According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fatal overdose rate continued to rise in 2015, and the primary culprits are no longer prescription painkillers such as oxycodone – they are street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. The …

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Detroit Metro Area Police Offer Addiction Support Without Arrest

Detroit Metro Area Police Offer Addiction Support Without Arrest There is a heroin and opioid epidemic facing nearly every metropolitan area in the nation, and Detroit is no exception. Following the lead of law enforcement agencies in other areas, the Ferndale Police Department has vowed to help addicts instead of throw them in jail. Earlier …

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Three Ways You Can Sabotage Your Loved One’s Recovery From Addiction

Three Ways You Can Sabotage Your Loved One’s Recovery From Addiction It’s easy to look in from the outside and judge others by their behaviors. When someone we love becomes an addict or alcoholic, we just want them to quit, to get well, and to make better choices. Unfortunately, many of those without addiction don’t understand that …

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The Causes of Drug-Induced Psychosis

The Causes of Drug-Induced Psychosis Psychosis, as a general condition, is caused by abnormally high dopamine levels. Drug-induced psychosis usually occurs when a person abuses a stimulant, such as methamphetamine. However, many other drugs, aside from stimulants, can also cause psychosis. Among these are marijuana, salvia divinorum, hallucinogens including LSD, and even some prescription medications …

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NIH Challenges Scientists To Invent Wearable, Real-Time Blood Alcohol Concentration Device

NIH Challenges Scientists To Invent Wearable, Real-Time Blood Alcohol Concentration Device According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “alcohol and other substance use disorder treatment lags far behind the rest of healthcare in the deployment of electronic health records.” This is one of the reasons why the NIH recently challenged biotechnology researchers to devise …

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Heroin Addicts Asking For Involuntary Commitment To Receive Help

Heroin Addicts Asking For Involuntary Commitment To Receive Help Getting treatment for heroin and opioid dependence can be a challenge. In fact, its become so difficult that some users are asking judges to lock them up in a facility – just to get help. It’s sort of a voluntary, involuntary commitment, if that makes any …

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