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Cyber hacking produces same euphoria as substance abuse, says study

A study undertaken by researchers from the University College Dublin on behalf of Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, has indicated a connection between the euphoric highs associated with cyber hacking and addiction to substances. Although hacking does not lead to a physical dependency like drugs or alcohol, it has a similar effect on […]

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Fentanyl overdose increased by 80% in US between 2013 and 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of drug overdose deaths, including primarily opioid overdose deaths, has skyrocketed by 140 percent since 2000 in the United States. As per the statistics available, deaths caused due to the commonly prescribed natural and semisynthetic opioid painkillers after increasing since the 1990s declined […]

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Kratom: A herb shrouded in mystery

Kratom is believed to hold the key in providing relief from pain, depression and anxiety. Some scientists advocate the use of kratom as an effective tool to combat addiction to opioid medications. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States considers kratom to be an imminent hazard to public safety. In August 2016, […]

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Many adults with addiction witnessed traumatic events during childhood

“It’s often said that a traumatic experience early in life marks a person forever, pulls her out of line, saying, “Stay there. Don’t move.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex Some of the traumatic childhood experiences, such as domestic violence, maltreatment and sexual abuse, has adverse developmental, behavioral and emotional repercussions that continue into adulthood.  As a […]

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Study links interpersonal guilt to substance abuse in college students

When a concern becomes overbearing for an individual, he or she tends to change his or her behavior to adapt to the situation. This interpersonal guilt is believed to emanate from childhood events and family dynamics. It also arises due to feelings of being better off than others, especially family members. For example, children who […]

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