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California State University in dire need of mental health counsellors
05-10-18 Category: Mental Health

There is no denying the fact that mental health disorders have become a burgeoning problem in the United States. And it’s not just the elderly who are getting affected, even youngsters in their prime are increasingly facing the brunt of various mental issues. Students of various university campuses have the advantage of seeking help from […]

K2 can produce a variety of dangerous effects, say ER doctors
05-09-18 Category: Substance Abuse

“I could neither eat nor sleep. I shed 50 pounds in a span of two months; never in my life did I weigh less than 180, and I reached 150,” said 25-year-old Carlos Rodriguez (name changed) of Orange County. “In a week, I felt dreadful and sick. I went into depression and couldn’t sleep. It […]

Washington family evacuates new home on discovering it to be contaminated with meth
05-08-18 Category: Addiction

Ten days after moving into a new home, a Washington state family with three young children was forced to vacate the home as the house was found to be contaminated with serious levels of crystal methamphetamine. Jason and Amanda Gates had been living in the Maple Valley for the past two years and loved it […]

Alternative treatment options may help reduce long-term opioid use, says study
05-03-18 Category: Addiction

In order to rein in the opioid crisis, experts believe it is the duty of physicians, pharmacist and patients to collectively identify and prevent the misuse of prescription painkillers. Now, a new study that analyzed the rate at which opioids were prescribed at 176 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics nationwide has […]

Medical marijuana supporters want further research to explore its benefits
04-30-18 Category: Marijuana

After a wave of marijuana opposition at both state and national levels, there seems to be a surge in the number of movements asking for more medical marijuana research. On Thursday, a group of House lawmakers advocated for the passage of a bill aimed at expanding research into the medicinal benefits of marijuana. According to […]

Study sheds light on brain mechanism linking PTSD to opioid abuse
04-30-18 Category: Opioid

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious mental condition, stems from traumatic experiences involving an extremely dangerous, shocking and fearful incident. It is a common perception that this disease is prevalent among members of the military only, though prior researches have highlighted that victims of a natural disaster or crimes like rape are likely to develop […]

House panel advances 57 bills aimed at tackling opioid epidemic
04-27-18 Category: Addiction

A House committee on April 25, 2018, advanced 57 bills aimed at dealing with the opioid epidemic ravaging the entire country. However, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee couldn’t complete work on the all the proposed 63 bills. The 57 bills focus on a wide range of areas to combat the ongoing menace, including […]

Mental health diagnosis can be oppressive for some people, finds study
04-25-18 Category: Behavioral Health

Acknowledging poor mental health and coming out to seek treatment could be viewed as the first step to recovery. However, a recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry has found that for some afflicted individuals, mental health diagnosis is nothing short of oppression. The study highlighted the experiences of users of mental health services, caregivers, […]

Are top spirit brands moving away from Twitter?
04-24-18 Category: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

It appears that several spirit brands are deserting Twitter. A recent study by drinks specialist marketing agency YesMore shows that over 42 percent of the top 100 spirits and liqueur brands haven’t tweeted from their accounts in the past one month. The research also suggested that 32 percent of the brands haven’t posted any tweet […]

Report shows sharp decline in number of opioid prescriptions filled in US

The overall number of opioid prescriptions filled by mail and retail-order pharmacies has seen an average decline of 8.9 percent across the U.S., according to reports related by a health data firm. The new report by the IQVIA’s Institute for Human Data Science showed the biggest drop of 12 percent in total doses of prescription […]

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