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The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

People struggling to break free of the disease of addiction often feel as if they are facing their challenges alone. However, substance abuse – and recovery – affect friends and families just as much as the individual who has decided to seek treatment. That’s why […]

3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

When your family member or close friend decides to enter an addiction recovery program, it can be a challenging and emotional time. Many friends and family members of people who are facing addiction issues fall into negative self-talk, feeling guilty and dwelling on what they […]

FDA Announces Plans to Develop New Tech for Combating Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new challenge “to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnostic tests that could provide novel solutions to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, addressing diversion and treating pain” in an […]

PROMISING RESEARCH COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE TREAT BINGE EATING AND OBESITY

New research published in Addiction Biology could explain the mechanism behind binge eating, which is closely linked to obesity.

Obesity is a growing global epidemic, and many developed countries, such as the United States, offer “obesogenic environments” that are conducive […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN HOSPITALS HAVE QUADRUPLED

Patient deaths among opioid-driven hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Physician and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School Zurui Song analyzed nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving […]

WHO RECOGNIZES GAMING ADDICTION AS MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION

The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this month classified gaming addiction as a mental health condition. The organization’s beta draft of the eleventh International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) characterizes gaming addiction “by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior.”

Symptoms of gaming […]

How the Opioid Epidemic Affecting Children, Losing Custody

We typically examine addiction by exploring how it affects the addicted person, but as anyone who has struggled with addiction–either personally or within their family–will tell you, the addict isn’t the only person affected.

In 2015 the opioid epidemic caused approximately 20,000 deaths […]

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