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New Research Suggests Playing Tetris Can Weaken Cravings For Drugs, Food, Sex, and Sleep

  Tetris by Federico MP licensed by Free Software According to Tech Times, new research suggests that playing Tetris, a highly popular tile-matching puzzle game which was first released in June 1984, can weaken one’s cravings for drugs, food, sex, and sleep. Findings from a new research study conducted by...

Deadly Flakka Is Being Laced into Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy in South Florida Leading to Death

Although the laundry list of drugs including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy are known for their adverse health effects, overdose tolls, and contribution to the development of chronic health conditions, the induction of flakka into these already addictive substances is cementing the fates of many, who do not know flakka...

Hillary Clinton Campaigns to Treat Addiction as a Health Issue

  Hillary Clinton by Spark licensed under CC by 4.0 Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign strategy has largely comprised of traveling from state to state to listen to the people of the nation’s everyday concerns. Clinton was surprised to hear one purveying social problem affect the entire spectrum of the...

Forget the Urge: Florida Study Working Towards Memory-based Addiction Treatment

A new, Florida-based study is seeking to revolutionize the way addiction and drug abuse is treated. Lead by Courtney Miller, an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience with the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL, scientists believe they may be able to treat long-term addiction by suppressing the memories...

Baby Boomers and the Consequences of Hard Drinking

Recently published studies are bringing the ever increasing plight of alcoholism among the elderly community to light. With the baby boomer generation reaching the geriatric stages of life their lax views on the use of mind-altering substances such as alcohol and opiates has translated to an increased usage among the...

The Epidemic of Drug And Alcohol Abuse Among Senior Citizens Continues To Grow

Despite popular belief seniors tend to live wholesome lives, prevailing evidence has shown that many senior citizens are actually plunging into addiction. According to estimates from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), by 2020 the number of older adults who will require substance abuse treatment will increase...

Invisible Ties: The Link Between Drug Abuse and Mental Disorders

Drug addiction and mental illness- two invisible ailments, both of which society is quick to pass judgement for and reluctant to understand is woefully unaddressed, misrepresented, and inadequately heeded. Admitting to either comes with a stigma that is difficult to overcome, leading many to suffer in silence out of fear...

Transgender Civil Rights, How Far Away Are We? North Carolina’s New Bathroom Law

Pride Parade by Tim Evanson licensed under CC by 2.0 Update 5/16: Transgender Laws and Transgender Civil Rights Are Making Waves Since Caitlyn Jenner’s shocking reveal, transgender civil rights laws are sparking heated debated across the entire nation. North Carolina’s new bathroom law mandates restroom users enter facilities matching the gender...

Did You Know the Way Drugs Are Taken Create Addiction in the Brain?

If you’re on a mission to end the plight of drug addiction, you might want to read up on how addiction is manifested in the brain and cemented in such a way which creates physical and psychological dependencies. You may not be surprised to learn the way one consumes an...

Inside The Brain: What Does Alcohol Do To Your Brain?

We often feel a little less coordinated, less sharp with our reflexes and slurring our words after a few too many drinks. And the irony in alcohol making our speech slurred, it makes engaging in conversations easier and lowers your inhibitions. Alcohol can be a two sided sword, it can...

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