A recent study from the University of Adelaide in South Australia has identified an apparent link between insomnia, depression, generalized anxiety and panic disorders in teenagers. The results of the study were recently published in the journal Sleep Medicine.
It may be hard to believe, given that we are talking about a legal prescription drug, but oxycodone is one of the most addictive substances on Earth. This narcotic opioid painkiller, sold primarily under the brand name OxyContin, is in the same class of drugs as heroin, and its biological impact is quite similar. If…Details
Did you know that your recovery from addiction will happen in stages? Every time you hit one of the stages of addiction recovery, you will have achieved a major milestone on your path to sobriety. Going through treatment and getting sober may be the most difficult thing you do in your life. Addiction is a…Details
The latest research on post-partum mental illness has revealed that new mothers are at risk for more than depression after giving birth. Furthermore, a new study from the University of Kansas (KU) has strengthened the data supporting the idea that new fathers are also at risk for mental health problems during the period before and…Details
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert recently shared this story that poignantly highlights the dynamics that recovering addicts face on an ongoing basis:
Early use of marijuana or cigarettes can significantly harm teenagers’ results on English and mathematics exams, a new study finds.
Synthetic marijuana isn’t a new drug, but it’s one that law enforcement agencies, policy makers and advocates have been fighting with limited success. The products turned up over a decade ago as legal items labeled as “not for human consumption.”
An abuse-resistant opioid pain medication called Hysingla ER has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat people for whom other remedies have proven ineffective.
Several crusading addiction researchers hope to cure addiction by stamping out the cravings attached to triggers or by using vaccines to destroy drugs in the body. The new drugs are promising, but mostly untested in humans. They have the potential to help millions of people.
Past sexual assaults make women on college campuses significantly more likely to suffer a future assault, according to new findings from the University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).