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Marijuana Linked to Hostility, Impulsiveness in Even Casual Users

People who consume the addictive drug marijuana have increased chances of acting in hostile and impulsive ways, the American authors of a new study report. Marijuana is widely thought to reduce one’s chances of acting in aggressive or violent ways. However, according to the results of a study published by a team of American researchers …

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5 Signs That Your Child Is at Risk for Social Media Addiction

If you have a child who is active on social media, you should be aware of the potential for addiction. Anyone can become addicted to using social media, and even more troubling is its association with substance abuse. To protect your child, you need to be aware of the possible harm that these seemingly innocent …

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Smartphone Addiction a Ticking Time Bomb

Addiction experts in Europe are warning that the Internet will be responsible for the next wave of addiction cases, fueled by the rise of smartphone addiction. Addiction counselors point out how they’re seeing a rise in cases of online gambling and pornography addiction, which they believe is being fuelled by the 24-hour access provided by …

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Illinois May Soon Put Overdose Antidote in Hands of School Nurses

Illinois lawmakers are working on a bill that would let school nurses give students overdosing on opioid prescriptions or heroin the drug that could save their lives. Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is known as the overdose antidote because it can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and prevent fatalities. This drug is most often …

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Binge Eating Disorder Becoming Common

Just a year ago binge eating disorder (BED) was not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Though first described in 1959, it wasn’t until May 2013 that it was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health. BED has already become the leading eating disorder affecting Americans.

10 Ways Sleep Helps Speed Recovery

Getting a good night’s sleep is always a recommended way to awake refreshed and renewed. It’s even more important when you’re in recovery.

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