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Internet Addiction: World Wide Webidemic?

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When the general public was introduced to the internet in the ’90s, no one could have imagined the extent of its role in society and daily life. Fast forward to modern day, almost three decades later, and the internet as we know it is a permanent staple of commerce, business, social relationships, and amusement. But […]

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Rio Olympics May Shine Light on Steroid Addiction

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Every four years, people all over the world anticipate the largest national sports competition, but almost every year, an acclaimed athlete falls into the scandal of steroids, performance-enhancement drugs, or developing a steroid addiction.   In May 2016, Russian athletes who won gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were ousted for […]

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Probuphine: New Opioid Treatment Drug Approved by FDA

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new implantable treatment for opioid addiction, Probuphine, according to ABC News.            The implant, comprised of four match-size rods, is inserted beneath the skin. The opioid treatment releases a milder dose of an opioid treatment drug known as buprenorphine for six months.  […]

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Social Media Posts: Can They Reveal Problematic Drinking?

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College students who post status updates about their alcohol use on social networking sites may be exhibiting an “alcohol identity” that could indicate whether they are at risk of having problems with alcohol, according to a recent study. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Ohio University set out to learn what drives students to drink […]

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How Drugs Help Terrorism

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If you’ve bought any illegal drugs in the past 20 years, you’ve probably helped terrorists. It sounds like a hyperbolic statement, but as the facts conclude, it’s more likely that illegal drug sales have put more weapons into the arms of terrorists than anything else. The link may vary in severity depending on what kind […]

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Drug Culture: Why Teenagers Find Drugs Appealing

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Drug culture may, in fact, lead more teenagers to drugs than was previously thought. The culture behind drugs vary depending on the medium or source one searches about, but ultimately the facts remain the same. Teenagers and young adults may be finding drugs more attractive overall, simply through the failure of their own understanding of drugs. This […]

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Signs of Drug Addiction to Look Out For

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When it comes to signs of drug addiction, they can be hard to spot. The severity of these signs vary person to person, but there is a series of signs applicable to most addictions. The following signs are more for addictions still in an earlier phase of the disease. For the more severe addictions, the […]

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Heroin Overdoses Reach Record Numbers in Suburbia

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There is a rise in the number of heroin overdoses and deaths of young white men in suburbia not seen since the end of the AIDS epidemic. The number of those deaths related to heroin overdoses has risen so far and so steadily, that it has offset much of the advances made in medical breakthroughs […]

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Falling From Sobriety: A Tale of Alcoholism in Japan

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This is a story about a man falling from sobriety. Alcoholism is itself a war with sobriety. A battle where the lines of reality are blurred and boundary dissolving. This is about a plummet from sobriety to death. Meeting Sobriety From 2008 to 2010, I lived in one of Japan’s largest cities: Fukuoka. Every morning […]

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Warning Signs of Addiction Families Need to Recognize

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Noticing Behaviors of An Addict An individual displays his or her addiction through a range of behaviors, mostly negative. The warning signs of addiction families need to recognize are vital in determining if your loved one is, in fact, an addict. For family members, the changes that occur in loved ones are quickly noticed. For […]