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CDC Says College Students Most Likely to Become Addicted to Heroin

Heroin addiction in the U.S. continues to climb. Men, non-Hispanic whites, and people aged 18 to 25 are among the country’s most susceptible demographics. According to the National Institute on... Read More

Can Doctors Use Heroin to Treat Heroin Addiction?

The opioid epidemic rages on. Bringing heron-assisted treatment to the United States could change the way health professionals treat heroin addiction. Read More


Substance Abuse More Common In Sleep-Deprived Teens

The teen years are tough. Not-quite-adults feel pressured to make major life decisions and achieve academically and in their extracurriculars. Some of them yearn to stand out; others silently beg... Read More


Is Alcohol Use Disorder a Hormone Problem?

Hormones are an important part of everyday life. They control your hunger, your reproductive organs, and even your emotions and mood. Recent research also suggests hormones might play a role... Read More


Body Image Issues Associated with Drug and Alcohol Use in Teens

We’ve known for awhile that poor body image can lead to low self-esteem, eating disorders, and depression. New research now points to another possible side effect of poor body image... Read More


Does Putting Drug Offenders In Prison Fix America’s Substance Abuse Problem?

Substance abuse disorders are difficult mental illnesses to treat. They often occur in tandem with other mental health disorders (though not always), and treating addiction is usually a multi-step process... Read More


The NIH Says Millions of Americans Are Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Do you think you drink too much? You could be one of millions of people in the United States who drinks more alcohol than you should. You might not even know it’s happening... Read More


There Could Soon Be a Vaccine for Drug Addiction

Every year, health professionals offer flu vaccines to help protect your immune system against the virus. When you were young, you likely also received a round of multiple vaccines called... Read More


Portugal fixed their opioid problem – why can’t we?

In the United States, the punishment for possession of heroin for first-time offenders is up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both. In Portugal, “punishment” for the same... Read More


Experts Warn Addiction Stigma Can Be Fatal to Millions of Americans

Millions more Americans struggle with drug-related addiction annually than you might think. However, a very small percentage of them actually get the help they need. According to the National Institute... Read More


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