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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…


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.…


Can I Get Addicted to Marijuana?

As more voters decide to make recreational marijuana legal, its safety naturally comes into question. At the top of the list is the question of addiction. Marijuana has long been considered non-addictive, especially when compared to drugs like heroin or cocaine, but is that really true? You may be surprised to hear that you can…


Strength of Therapeutic Alliance Key in Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that the strength of a client/therapist bond called the therapeutic alliance significantly impacts the success of treatment for borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often treated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a form of psychotherapy specifically intended to reduce suicidal behavior in people affected…