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Is it Just a Bad Hangover or Something More Serious?

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Headache, upset stomach & feeling run down the morning after over-consumption is common. How can you know if it's a bad hangover or something more serious?
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Prioritizing Addiction Medicine: Key to Closing Gaps in Addiction Treatment

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A new addiction medicine fellowship aims to expand the number of addiction specialists to close gaps in addiction treatment.
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A Mother’s Howl: A Medical Student’s Lesson On Giving Bad News

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The heartbreaking sound of a mother's howl helped a medical student appreciate the huge responsibility of giving bad news about a loved one.
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Vaping Could Put Youth at Risk for Complications of COVID-19

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Vaping can lead to irreversible lung damage in youth and young adults. This may increase susceptibility to complications from infection with COVID-19
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Why Some People Struggle with Addiction and Some Do Not

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There is no single factor that causes addiction. Rather, there are multiple contributors that are biological, psychological, and social in nature.
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Why Pornography is So Powerfully Addictive

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Porn acts like a drug in the brain activating regions involved in drug, nicotine, & alcohol cravings. This is what makes pornography so powerfully addictive
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Ria Health: Rehab for Alcohol Abuse Disorder on Your Phone

Ria Health is a digital health startup that combines objective data with medication to help people with alcohol abuse disorder reach their goals for treatment.
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Why We Should Stop Random Drug Testing

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Random drug testing inflicts psychological harm on people with addiction and impedes their recovery. Here are three steps we can take to stop this practice.
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

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People with mental health issues like anxiety & depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms. But this can lead to addiction
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8 Drug-Seeking Behaviors That Might Signal Addiction

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Doctors can play an important role in addressing prescription drug abuse in patients. One key is learning to recognize & respond to drug-seeking behaviors.
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This Is How Adult Children of Alcoholics Can Thrive

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Adult children of alcoholics can't go back in time and force their caregivers to make the right choices, but they can seek treatment and advocate recovery.
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Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

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If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.