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Month: September 2015

Researchers Identify Young People Most Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs

Young adult Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are far more likely to abuse a prescription medication than older adults or younger teenagers. In addition to drug addiction, consequences of this abuse include non-fatal and fatal drug overdoses. In a study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, four U.S. institutions sought to …

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How the Jewish High Holy Days Relate to Recovery

The High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are considered the most sacred on the Jewish calendar. The autumnal holidays signal a time of personal reflection and reconciliation of attitudes and behaviors that occurred in the previous 12 months. Prayer, fasting, asking for and offering forgiveness, as well as time in synagogue await …

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Sexism, Cultural Conditioning Prevent Many Female Sex Addicts From Seeking Help

Let’s be honest—when you think of a typical person with sex addiction, you think of a man. Men have become the face of this somewhat contentious illness (contentious because some people insist on viewing sex addiction as nothing more than an excuse for bad behavior). However, many women live with sex addiction, and these women …

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Which Prescription Medications Do College Students Abuse?

In the U.S., several classes of mind-altering prescription medications are abused by a small but significant portion of the total population. Examples of the most commonly abused medications include opioid painkillers, stimulants and sedative-hypnotics (also known as tranquilizers). In a study scheduled for publication in 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from …

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How Does Emotion Regulation Group Therapy Help People With BPD?

Recent evidence from a group of American researchers indicates that a treatment called emotion regulation group therapy helps people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) avoid self-harming behavior by improving their emotional control. People with borderline personality disorder typically have a seriously reduced ability to control their emotional reactions to a wide range of daily circumstances. …

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Why Do Women Get Addicted to Cybersex?

Cybersex addiction is the term for a condition that shares features of two forms of behavioral addiction — sex addiction and Internet addiction. While there is no agreement on the precise definition of these ailments in the U.S., mounting evidence supports their presence in a small but sizable portion of the general population. In a …

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Five Ways Addiction Could Be Damaging Your Family

It’s no surprise that an addict’s behavior affects people around her, but did you realize just how much it impacts your family? Whether the addict is a parent, a child, a spouse, a sibling, or an extended relative, the addiction causes serious and lasting changes to everyone involved. If someone in your family is struggling …

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