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New York Governor signs bill allowing medical cannabis for PTSD treatment
11-14-17 Category: Marijuana

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can now be legally treated with medical cannabis, according to an important bill signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 11, 2017. The PTSD bill was the part of a legislative package to mark the Veterans Day observed every year on November 11. “Our veterans risked their […]

11-10-17 Category: Dual Diagnosis

With soaring rates of addiction resulting from the prevailing opioid crisis, studies suggest that mental health problems and substance abuse are increasingly colliding with each other at complex junctures. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), more than 650,000 opioid prescriptions are written on an average day in the country. The […]

Malfunctioning immune system may cause schizophrenia, says study
11-08-17 Category: Schizophrenia

Individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia could actually be struggling with a malfunctioning immune system and immunotherapy might be the solution to alleviate their condition, says a medical investigation led by Professor Belinda Lennox, a clinical psychiatrist at the Oxford University. Upon conducting trials, the study team discovered that one in 11 schizophrenia patients sectioned for psychosis […]

Overcoming anxiety with simple and proven techniques
11-08-17 Category: Anxiety

“When I was about seven, I was convinced the house was burning down. I could sense it. Not a hallucination, just a tightening in my chest, feeling I couldn’t breathe, like the world was going to end. There were some flare-ups like that, but my anxiety was constant.” Shortly before winning the best actress Oscar […]

11-06-17 Category: Addiction Treatment

Insisting on stringent measures to curb the influx of Mexican heroin, including its synthetic analogs like fentanyl, into American territory, United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan has said that the nation is “critical of a dip in opium poppy eradication.” Sullivan said this the day the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released the […]

11-06-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Opioid

Pharmacies in the San Diego County area have become soft targets of a spate of armed robberies and late night break-ins. These recent robberies occurring in the pharmacies have left both the owners and the authorities perplexed. Gun-wielding people have often been seen barging into chemist shops and running away with stacks of opioids from […]

11-03-17 Category: Marijuana

Imposing high taxes on legal pot in California may force consumers to move away from marijuana dispensaries and take to the black market, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The credit rating agency said that both the local and state taxes on cannabis, which will come into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2018, […]

11-01-17 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment

In a bid to combat the soaring rates of opioid-related fatalities in the United States, first responders and public health officials across the country equip themselves with overdose reversal medicine naloxone, marketed under the brand name Narcan. However, a new study by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggested that 10 percent […]

11-01-17 Category: Rehabilitation

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been striving hard to combat the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States. However, it seems the organization has not been getting enough support from all quarters. There were two major forces working to thwart the DEA’s efforts to curb the opioid addiction crisis, claimed Joe Rannazzisi, the former chief of […]

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