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Study says your Facebook updates can predict your risk of Alcohol Addiction

A study by researchers from Ohio University and North Carolina State University, which came out in the Journal of Health Communications, reveals that a person’s Facebook updates can predict the risk of becoming an alcoholic. In addition, college students are more at risk for alcohol abuse because posting about their drinking sprees is highly acceptable among their peers. Lynsey Romo, one of the lead authors of the research says that social networking sites (SNSs) are used by college students to embrace their drinking habits which make it easier to identify them. The study has one threshold question to 364 undergrads [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|

Smoking Pot In Middle School Hurts Teens’ Mental Health

New study links middle school vices to lower academic functioning, less preparedness for school, poorer mental health, and more delinquent behavior.

By | June 30th, 2016|

CBS Evening News Debuts New Series on Heroin Addiction

In The Shadow of Death: Jason's Journey follows a 30-year-old heroin addict on his road to recovery – from the street in active addiction, to detox and treatment, and eventually, back to the real world.

By | May 28th, 2016|

Is Addiction a Brain Disease? –

Addiction: is it a brain disease or a disease of choice?

By | May 28th, 2016|

Addiction’s Toll: 129 Families Share Their Loss on Capitol Hill

Washington DC, DC - Families tell heartbreaking stories as they implore lawmakers to approve legislation and funding to address opioid crisis.

By | May 27th, 2016|

Demi Lovato Just Revealed Her Personal Struggles as a Recovering Addict

Singer Demi Lovato, a recovering addict who also battled an eating disorders, told Refinery29 about her daily struggles with recovery.

By | May 27th, 2016|

Exercise Addiction: How To Know If You’ve Crossed The Line Between Health And Obsession

If you feel driven to work out daily, and do it even through illness and injury -- that could signal a problem. And if you feel guilty, anxious or out of control when you miss a day's workout, that should be another clue. Also, if your motive in exercising is simply to purge calories, you've probably crossed a line.

By | May 26th, 2016|

New form of Heroin Addiction Medication could be Approved Next Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A new medication that could help people fight opioid addiction could be approved by the FDA next week. Probuphine, developed by Titan Pharmaceuticals and Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, comes in the form of a small rod which is implanted into a patient’s arm.

By | May 26th, 2016|

Babies born with Opiate Addiction Growing Epidemic

Babies born addicted to opiates will spend the first days to weeks of their lives going through withdrawal.

By | May 25th, 2016|

Steps of Change fights Addiction with Education, Empowerment

Substance abuse is an issue that many refer to as an epidemic sweeping our nation.One local group is doing their part to help combat that issue, and to help those it's affecting. On Saturday, the third annual Steps of Change event was held in Weirton.Steps

By | May 25th, 2016|
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