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US Postal Service collaborates with other agencies to fight opioid crisis
01-11-18 Category: Medicine, Opioid, Substance Abuse

In the past 20 years, opioid abuse has spread like wildfire across the length and breadth of the United States without a definite end in sight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, has quadrupled since 1999. The CDC data […]

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Dual diagnosis common among trafficking victims
01-10-18 Category: Addiction Treatment

Dr. Jared (name changed), the emergency department (ED) resident physician at a Los Angeles hospital, was perplexed to see a young horrified Mexican woman, Carmen (name changed), bleeding profusely. The 24-year-old was gasping for breath while she uttered a few words in Spanish. The fact that she was pregnant further aggravated her condition. The man […]

Striving for perfection can take toll on mental health of millennials, finds study

A recent study suggests that millennials are greater perfectionists than previous generations and the quest for being perfect may be taking a heavy toll on their mental health. The study, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin in December 2017, has found that today’s university students are increasingly demanding of themselves and even more demanding of […]

Breaking free from vicious cycle of social anxiety

“I know I’ll look stupid in the party”, “Is everyone laughing at me?”, “I hope I at least get this one right,” were some of many anxious thoughts plaguing Amanda (name changed) of San Bruno, California. The fear being evaluated negatively in different situations triggered tremendous anxiety, which forced the 15-year-old high school student to […]

California allows sale of recreational marijuana
01-02-18 Category: Marijuana

In a historic move that will make California the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana, the state now permits the sale of recreational pot beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The adults aged 21 or older can purchase and use, grow up to six plants at home and possess as much as an ounce of recreational […]

Mike Tyson to foray into marijuana business
01-02-18 Category: Addiction, Marijuana

With the plan of launching a cannabis resort, Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, now joins the list of celebrities like Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa who have their own line of pot products. A staunch advocate of therapeutic qualities of cannabis, Tyson along with his business associates and California city Mayor Jennifer Wood, dug […]

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