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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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Abuse of non-medical painkillers by veterans may lead to heroin use, says study

Findings from a 10-year study of nearly 3,400 U.S. army veterans have shown a link between abuse of non-medical opioid pain medication and heroin initiation. A team of researchers from Brown and Yale Universities tracked veterans at nine Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities who were enrolled in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). Results of the […]

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Impulsivity in children with family history of alcoholism can help spot AUD risk

Children with one or both the parents dependent on alcohol face a lot of pain and trouble. Parents’ drinking problems can lead to child neglect and their physical and mental abuse. Such children often lead a disturbed life as the addictive habit of parents often affect the psychological growth of the children.

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