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80% of People With Resolved Addiction Accomplish Life Goals

Do people achieve their goals in recovery? A new study from the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors looks at the lives of people who have resolved their addictions and data about their lifestyle, economic situation, and other factors of their life after addiction. The research,  primarily from people who joined 12-step groups, looks at the

2021-04-27T22:33:53+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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GLOSS Group Helps Women in Tennessee Get Sober

Girls Loving Ourselves Seriously Sober (GLOSS) may sound like a strange acronym, but it's used to describe the work of several women who help lift others toward recovery. Based in Clairmont, Tennessee, the group helps clients with mental health disorders, justice involvement, and addiction start to pick themselves up and move forward. Six of them

2021-02-27T00:39:30+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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Maryland Lawmaker Targets Gambling Addiction Education

In 2008, Maryland legalized slots, and in 2012, they legalized card tables. Alongside these new economic opportunities, revenue comes a human cost in the form of gambling addiction. Because of the dangers of addiction, Maryland state Sen. Bryan Simonaire wants schools to educate people about gambling addiction risks while they are still young, preferably in

2021-01-30T03:25:10+00:00Tags: , , |
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EVALI, Lung Damage And Flavored Vaping

Flavored vaping can lead to lung damage, especially when it comes to the diagnosis of EVALI,  a lung injury caused by vaping that isn’t yet entirely understood. When it comes to flavored vaping products, people usually use additives to create taste. The additives are mostly used in food, and no one has ever tested what

2020-12-16T20:15:18+00:00
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Oregon Nurse Practitioners Fill Treatment Gap

In rural environments, there are not many ways for a person addicted to drugs to get the help they need. Access is a huge problem for a public health crisis that reaches almost every corner of America. Inpatient treatment programs are often hours away, and there is a waitlist to be accepted. And now, more

2020-11-24T18:57:45+00:00
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Yearly Deaths From Cocaine Climbing

Overdose deaths resulting from cocaine use have nearly tripled over the past five years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. For the years before that, the number of deaths had stayed relatively steady. Little has been reported in recent years regarding cocaine addiction, but the number of people addicted has

2020-10-16T18:24:10+00:00
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