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Staying Sober During Thanksgiving

Every year, families throughout The United States gather together for one meal – but its not just any meal, it’s Thanksgiving Dinner! Whether your aunt and uncle drove in for just a few hours, or you are traveling up to your parents house for the entire week, people from all over make the effort to […]

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Johnny Depp’s Questionable Behavior Raises Eyebrows

For over three decades, Johnny Depp has transcended the silver screen and reached the hearts of millions of people throughout the world. He is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved actors to ever grace Hollywood – and his repertoire of films continue to draw in new fans on a regular basis. As much […]

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What’s Really Causing Teens to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

It doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that teenagers, despite the education that has been put forward through the media and in schools, are still experimenting with both drugs and alcohol. This experimentation is often chalked up to be because of peer pressure or problems at school and/or at home. However, a new study […]

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How Hip-Hop is Influencing Mental Illness

The genre of hip-hop, including everything from beats and lyrics to fashion and language, has undoubtedly aroused controversy since its birth over 40 years ago. Many times, hip-hop is entangled in public scorn and negative stigma, however mental health professionals out of Cambridge University are rapping to a different beat. In an article published in […]

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WHO Backs Naloxone to Save 20,000 Lives

Those who are following the growing prescription drug and heroin epidemics are familiar with the life-saving injectable drug known as naloxone. For a few years now (specifically more recently), first responders such as firefighters, paramedics and police officers have been equipped with injectable naloxone to utilize in the field. Naloxone works by reversing the effects […]

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Drug Abuse Skyrocketing Amongst Older Individuals

For many older individuals, their primary focus is often consumed by topics such as retirement, financials, grandchildren, and so on. However, for millions of people within this age range, all of those topics are put on the backburner, as they are preoccupied with substance abuse instead. It is estimated that 2.8 million middle-aged and older […]

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Failures in Suicide Prevention

The death of Robin Williams sparked shock, upset, and emotional turmoil in people throughout the world. How could someone who was so full of life take that very life? Since then, the topic of suicide and its prevention has made headlines left and right. Questions of what symptoms are associated with suicide, who can struggle […]

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New Developments on Schizophrenia – and its Connection to Addictive Behavior

“Genes don’t operate themselves,” said Dr. C. Robert Cloninger. “They function in concert much like an orchestra, and to understand how they’re working, you have to know just who the members of the orchestra are and how they interact,” he said. Cloninger is a senior author on a recent study conducted by Washington University in […]

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Expanding Legalized Marijuana

It has been a busy year for the marijuana industry, especially in places like Colorado, who kicked off the New Year by legalizing marijuana. Since then, Washington State has followed in their footsteps, and even more states are looking to do the same. Now, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia are allowing voters to […]

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Johns Hopkins Finds Success in Use of “Magic Mushrooms”

While rates of smoking cigarettes have dramatically decreased over the years, there are still millions of people who have been left addicted to nicotine. Many of these individuals have tried nearly everything to put an end to their habit, including going to measures such as chewing gum, taking prescription medications, receiving hypnotherapy and so on. […]

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