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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?
A new addiction medicine fellowship aims to expand the number of addiction specialists to close gaps in addiction treatment.
The heartbreaking sound of a mother's howl helped a medical student appreciate the huge responsibility of giving bad news about a loved one.
Vaping can lead to irreversible lung damage in youth and young adults. This may increase susceptibility to complications from infection with COVID-19
There is no single factor that causes addiction. Rather, there are multiple contributors that are biological, psychological, and social in nature.
Porn acts like a drug in the brain activating regions involved in drug, nicotine, & alcohol cravings. This is what makes pornography so powerfully addictive
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.
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.
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
Doctors can play an important role in addressing prescription drug abuse in patients. One key is learning to recognize & respond to drug-seeking behaviors.
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.
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.