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Addictions Expert Robert Weiss to Explore Technology’s Effect on Relationships at CAMFT Conference

On May 4, renowned author, addictions expert and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will deliver a major keynote speech on the intersection of technology and addiction to over 500 at the 50th anniversary conference of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) in Indian Wells, Calif.

FDA Approves Naloxone Auto-Injector for Heroin OD

With stunning speed, on Thursday the FDA approved an injection device designed to deliver naloxone — a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose — for use in the home and other non-hospital settings. The approval comes after a four-month, fast-track priority review, and may represent a tipping point in how heroin and prescription opioid addiction …

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‘Every “Never” I Ever Said Came True’: Transitions From Opioid Pills to Heroin Injecting

Intravenous heroin users rely on a needle and syringe to inject the powerful opioid narcotic heroin directly into the bloodstream. In addition to the risks for drug addiction common to all people who take the drug, IV users have increased risks for serious or fatal bloodborne infections such as hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. In a …

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April Fools: LIVR Reverse Breathalyzer Blacks Out Bad Behavior

There’s a new smartphone accessory that will measure your blood-alcohol content to let you know if you’ve had too much to drink. And if you have … congratulations! You’re in! A BAC above the legal limit for driving gains you entry into the LIVR app’s social network, like the doorman has waved you into the club.  You access the …

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Walk While You Work

Treadmill Desks Help Offset a Sedentary Lifestyle Treadmill desks, also known as treadmill workstations, are devices that allow an individual to exercise while still performing office tasks typically accomplished while seated at a traditional desk. In a study published in February 2014 in the journal PLOS One, researchers from four U.S. institutions assessed the effectiveness …

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