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Gender Differences in Substance Use

During all the phases of drug abuse--initiation, escalation of use, addiction, and relapse, there are sex differences. According to the National Institutes of Health, research has shown that women often use and respond to drugs [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse can range from unhealthy drinking habits, to drinking every day, or binge drinking. When one abuses alcohol, they continue to drink even though it may be causing problems in their life. In one's [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

A New Type of Pain Killer

James Zadina, a researcher at the Tulane School of Medicine, is working on creating a pain killer that will reduce pain, but at the same time--not get patients addicted to it. In August of 2015, [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on A New Type of Pain Killer

In The News: Opiod Public Health Emergency

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the opiod addiction crisis is now a nationwide public health emergency. According to the CDC, the total estimated economic cost of the opiod crisis is [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on In The News: Opiod Public Health Emergency

The Road Less Traveled: The Path Back to Nature

What happens when some people begin to feel that major health institutions and prescription drugs just aren't their cup of tea? When they can feel that their overall health is just not being improved by [...]

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Addiction – Brain Disorder or Behavior Issue?

Is Addiction a Brain Disorder or Behavior Issue? For years, arguments have ranged over addiction as a disease or a behavioral issue. Even today, many people think addiction is simply a factor of a lack [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Addiction – Brain Disorder or Behavior Issue?

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