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Former husband alleges Mel B of suffering from drug and alcohol addiction

In another high-profile drug addiction case, Melanie Janine Brown, the Spice Girls singer also known as Mel B, has been accused of falsely putting the blame for her bruises from drug addiction on domestic violence. The allegations were filed by her former husband Stephen Belafonte in a new legal document.

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Pitfalls of discarded drug paraphernalia

Heroin, a highly addictive illegal opioid, is listed as Schedule I drug and has no accepted medical use in the United States. Despite the dangers associated with heroin abuse, there has been a significant rise in the number of users in the U.S. ¬†In 2016, an estimated 948,000 people aged 12 or older were heroin […]

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Recovery schools prove successful in helping students stay sober

The recovery high school movement has received unprecedented attention and credibility in the United States. As a result, such recovery schools have mushroomed across the country, with the total reaching 31 high schools in 10 states. With the unbelievable surge in substance abuse treatment among youngsters, the demand for continuing care has also massively increased. […]

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Cocaine abuse over the years in the US

According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 1.9 million people (0.7 percent of the population) aged 12 and above were the current users of cocaine. Among these users, nearly 432,000 were the current users of crack (0.2¬†percent of the population). The largest group of 552,000 users (1.6 percent […]

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Researchers developing drugs to treat pain, memory and addiction

Though pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction have the same underlying brain-related causes, these three formidable trio elicit a number of harmful consequences that are quite different in nature. Because of this close connection in the functioning of the brain, medical practitioners and experts are trying to find out the most effective treatment that has […]

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Are there similarities between video games addiction and substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a common problem among teenagers. Lately, a lot of American teens are getting hooked on abusive substances owing to factors, such as wide exposure, peer pressure and easy availability of drugs. Reportedly, there has been a downward shift in the minimum age of developing addiction among American teens. Addiction is a chronic […]

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Fathoming effects of China White

China White is a potent designer opioid and as the name suggests, was originally produced in China. Being similar to the synthetic painkiller fentanyl, which is a prescription painkiller that is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States has classified China White as illegal. Like […]

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Dealing with insomnia during withdrawal from substances

One of the most common symptoms affecting individuals in recovery or withdrawal from substance abuse is insomnia. During this period, individuals may find it difficult to maintain regular sleep cycles for several weeks, months or even years. In particular, the initial period of withdrawal can be extremely stressful and irregular sleep patterns worsen the suffering. […]

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Healthier alternatives to address drug abuse problem in teenagers

Teens have a different way of coping with stressful life experiences and subsequent mental disorders that may be an outcome of such experiences. One of the most common ways they adopt to deal with day-to-day stress and anxiety is through illicit drugs or painkiller prescriptions, which often results in addiction, overdose and even death. In […]

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Family therapy expedites recovery from substance abuse

With home being the safest haven, family is the basic support for any individual. However, the need of affectionate loved ones intensifies when someone is dealing with stressful times. Similarly, when it comes to addiction, in which a person lacks the ability to remain physically or mentally healthy and functional, family support comes as a […]

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