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Gambling Addiction Calls Spike in Florida With Legalized Sports Betting

Gambling addiction can have severe consequences for many aspects of a person's life, including financial, emotional, and social well-being. The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, the nonprofit tasked with overseeing Florida's efforts to prevent addictive gambling, is facing significant challenges in meeting the surge in demand following the proliferation of sports betting apps, according to

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Jelly Roll Urges Action on Anti-Fentanyl Legislation

Last week, grammy-nominated artist Jason DeFord, known as Jelly Roll, passionately urged lawmakers to support crucial anti-fentanyl legislation. Drawing from his tumultuous history with substance abuse, he emphasized the urgent need to save lives amidst the fentanyl epidemic. In a compelling testimony delivered before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, DeFord shed

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Vaccine Preventing Opioid High, Overdoses Is In Development

In the news recently, a biomedical company announced that researchers are nearing human trials for vaccines to prevent fentanyl and heroin overdoses.  Researchers say the vaccines could offer a lifeline to those struggling with opioid addiction or at risk of accidental overdose. However, before approval, it’s important to note that the development of a vaccine

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Antipsychotic Medication Aripiprazole Can Cause Addictive Behaviors

The National Problem Gambling Clinic in England warns people about a disturbing trend surrounding the relatively new drug aripiprazole, which is increasing compulsive behaviors in some people. As a result, some patients have lost vast sums of money and had relationships fall apart due to compulsive gambling, a known but purportedly rare drug side effect.

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Drinkers’ Genetics Could Be More Prone to Behavioral Addictions

People who drink regularly also tend to have other behavioral issues. Scientists have found genetics related to regular drinking and other addictive behaviors. They found that people who drink are more likely to have addictions to social media, internet use, gaming, exercise, gambling, hair pulling, or eating. They believe that people who share these issues

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Fentanyl Addiction Requires Stronger Tools, Experts Say

Fentanyl, a drug that is 50 to 100 times the strength of morphine, has become a fixture in the illicit drug industry. It’s been added to opioids, cocaine, and even psychedelic drugs like Molly. And while there are plenty of people ingesting it accidentally, there are also many users who tried it once and became

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