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Study: ‘Dripping’ Harmful to Vaping Teens

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Some teens who vape are experimenting with electronic cigarettes in a way that observers say could expose them to harmful chemicals. Research recently published in Pediatrics journal has called attention to a vaping practice called “dripping,” in which users drop e-cigarette liquids directly onto the heated coils of the vaping device before immediately inhaling the […]

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Dabbing Pot Gaining Popularity Among Marijuana Users

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Mention “dabbing” these days, and you might get an invitation either to dance or to get high. In some communities, “dabbing” is a popular hip-hop dance, and several YouTube videos show viewers how to do it. But in other communities, the term means something completely different, and its popularity is about getting high on marijuana—without […]

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4 Common Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Myths

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When it comes to misconceptions about addiction, they appear to be more widely taken as facts than the actual facts, but this isn’t just limited to the people who have little experience with and knowledge of addiction. Even the people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs have a number of misconceptions and misgivings concerning […]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Sponsor Is Essential

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In the not-so-distant past, addiction was widely believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease. Today, we have the benefit of years of research, which have afforded a much better, more enlightened understanding of addiction. We’ve realized that addiction is actually a chronic, progressive brain disease for which there’s no cure. Originating in […]

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What New Synthetic Drugs Mean for Drug Abuse Treatment

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There are countless chemical substances out there that people are abusing today, including new synthetic drugs. Although we’re most familiar with alcohol, marijuana, prescription painkillers, and heroin, these represent only a select few of the wide variety of substances that exist, most of which can very quickly be lethal in many circumstances. However, addiction is […]

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Changing Addiction Stigma: Is It Time?

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According to the scientific and healthcare communities, addiction is a disease. More specifically, it’s a chronic, progressive, and incurable brain disease, characterized by altered structure and functioning of the brain. When present, the disease of addiction causes individuals to compulsively pursue harmful and destructive behaviors despite the likelihood of negative outcomes and consequences. In effect, […]

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The 6 Most Popular Medications Used for Addiction Treatment

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There are many different treatments and therapies available that individuals can use to overcome addiction and achieve lasting sobriety. More often than not we associate such treatments with things like counseling, psychotherapy, group sessions, and skills-building, but there are a wide variety of therapies beyond just the quintessential recovery offerings. For example, there are a […]

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The Brain on Alcohol: Why Drinkers Are Forgetful

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When it comes to the physical health effects of alcoholism, traditionally, it’s the liver that gets much of the attention. Additionally, there’s been a surge of interest in identifying the biological factors, or the genetic markers, that distinguish those individuals who are particularly susceptible to the development of alcoholism from those who aren’t. However, a […]