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Dual diagnosis is a broad category in which a person suffers from both a substance abuse problem and mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Often termed as co-morbidity, co-occurring illnesses or comorbid disorders, dual diagnosis may affect an individual physically, psychologically and socially. An individual with a mental disorder may go for drugs […]

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As American fiction writer Jay Bylsma once said, “Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.” These words proved to be true for Ric Flair, the one-time king of the ring who couldn’t rule over his own life. Decades of […]

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The proposed legislation put forward by Republican Senators — Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana – to repeal Obamacare is likely to face a tough challenge in the Congress. Recently, Louisiana State Health Secretary Rebekah Gee wrote to Cassidy expressing her deep concerns about the impact of the bill on her […]

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The U.S. opioid crisis seems to be getting worse with each passing day. Fueled by the influx of illicit drugs in the country, overdose deaths showed an increase of 21 percent between January 2016 and January 2017. Significantly, fatalities involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl jumped 100 percent during the same period. Though almost every […]

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Under the present circumstances, it is well-known that drinking and driving cannot go together, given the adverse impact of alcohol on motor and coordination skills. However, in the event of unmanned cars hitting American roads, analysts have predicted that it would give a monumental push to alcohol sales as the time spent in driving will […]

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Millions of Americans fall prey to addiction to alcohol or other illicit drugs each year. Regrettably, 1.4 percent of them make it to a rehab, only after hitting rock bottom. Addiction leads to distinct thinking patterns in individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD), which enables them to continue abusing drugs despite the negative and […]

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The United States is one of the few countries in the world with a large number of senior adults living with HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013, older adults aged 55 and above accounted for 26 percent (319,900) of the estimated 1.2 million people living with diagnosed or […]

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“I was very shy – with strangers – I couldn’t talk to people. And I found if I had a drink, it would loosen me up. The barriers went down and I became very social. That’s what got me started.” These words from iconic American entertainer Richard “Dick” Wayne Van Dyke would shock many people, […]

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In recent years, the world has been taken over by a comparatively new phenomenon called social media networking. Platforms such as Google+, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have facilitated the fusion of technology with social interaction using Internet-based applications. Social media is a powerful tool to share information, ideas, opinions and conversations. However, criminals have exploited […]

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Amidst all the mayhem caused by drug addiction and its impact on the American society, there is a small ray of hope. Marijuana use among adolescents has shown a downward trend in the United States. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report, in 2016, 6.5 percent of adolescents aged […]


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