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Inhaling of Compressed Air Causing More Deaths in Washington State

Small but significant numbers of people will die after consuming one of the makeshift drugs known as inhalants, according to recent findings from a group of American researchers. Inhalants are a broad range of household and industrial substances capable of producing mind-altering effects. In a study published in January 2015 in The American Journal of …

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Early Life Attachment Problems Linked to Borderline Personality Disorder

A team of Spanish and American researchers has concluded that childhood attachment- and trauma-related issues form a substantial portion of the risk for developing borderline personality disorder. People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly have significant problems maintaining stable relationships and/or maintaining effective control over shifts in mood. In a study review published in late …

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Social Media Promoting Eating Disorders

Social media can be a dangerous place for people suffering from eating disorders or in danger of developing an eating disorder. One of the most appealing features of social media is that we can find communities of people we would likely never encounter in person who share our interests and values. However, this can sometimes …

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Mindfulness Is Everywhere

There are many types of mindfulness practice. Some are meditative and draw on traditional practices such as transcendental meditation, Zen Buddhist meditation, yogic meditation, and the walking meditation popularized by the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Some types of mindfulness practices are task-oriented and rooted in daily life. Mindfulness teachers urge their students to instill …

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The Most Lethal Alcohol-Drug Combinations

Addiction is not the worst possible consequence of substance abuse. If you risk abusing drugs or alcohol, you risk your life. A fatal overdose is always a possibility for anyone choosing to misuse drugs and alcohol. The biggest risk is to combine alcohol with drugs. Mixing substances is always dangerous, but certain combinations are riskier …

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