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The Addiction Performance Project

While Hollywood has close ties to the issue of addiction, the art of acting itself isn’t directly connected – until now. The Addiction Performance Project employs the talents of movie and television stars in their innovative continuing medical education (CME) program for doctors and other health providers. The performances are a project of the National […]

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Pot as a Gateway Drug

As the “legalize pot” advocates argue their case, they cite some science that we should be aware of. Pot has actually been shown to be less addicting than alcohol. There’s also not a lot of proof that it actually acts as a gateway drug, leading those who partake to move onto harder, more dangerous drugs. […]

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Inhaled Alcohol – A New Trend

Would you like that on the rocks, with a twist or will you just be inhaling that drink? It may sound bizarre, but in their never-ending quest to find new ways to get high, teens have taken to inhaling or “smoking” alcohol and getting an instant high from the vapors. Young people have taken the […]

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Online Pharmacy Crackdown

It’s not just prescription addiction that consumers need to be aware of these days. Online pharmacies have been suspect for a while now, often cited in stories about painkiller abuse as an easy way to get drugs without a valid prescription or in amounts beyond what a reputable doctor would prescribe. Now Interpol and the […]

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Addicts & Age

Younger kids are developing very adult drug problems. Their stories are often similar. They began self-medicating in their early teens to compensate for issues like ADHD or out of boredom. In some cases they started by using drugs like Adderall that were prescribed for them. Drinking and/or marijuana use usually gets added to numb anger, […]

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Turning Tragedy Into Opportunity

They say there’s nothing like the pain of losing a child. The grief can be debilitating, and, when a child dies from addiction or overdose, there can be added guilt. Why didn’t we know? Could we have prevented this? Jonathan Morelli’s mom Rochelle is turning her grief over her son’s death into something positive. Jon […]

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Managing Meth

The methamphetamine (meth) epidemic isn’t subsiding, but experts are learning more about the drug. New studies add to what we know about the meth’s health effects and possible ways to treat meth addiction. The discussion about meth abuse and addiction has changed a lot in just a few years. Meth use was initially considered a […]

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Rx-themed Products Are No Joke

Binge drinking. Alcohol poisoning. Prescription sharing. Painkiller addiction. These are all serious problems for teens and college students. Although it is unlikely that we are going to get kids to stop experimenting or partying altogether, we don’t need to encourage it. Urban Outfitters, known for supplying teens and college students with trendy and low-cost clothing, […]

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