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Millennial Moms: Social Media Compulsion and ‘Oversharenting’

Julia Beyers - 3/18/2019 - 0

Many mIllennial moms have a social media compulsion often sharing many photos of their kids (oversharenting). We wondered how this affects their kids.

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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 2/20/2019 - 2

First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.

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The Crisis of Under-treatment of Severe Substance Abuse Disorder

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 12/23/2018 - 1

Here are some of the reasons why it is so difficult for those who suffer mental health and/or severe substance use disorder to access appropriate treatment. 

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Is Cryptocurrency an Emerging Behavioral Addiction?

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 10/8/2018 - 0

Some experts have identified cryptocurrency, and the processes involved in obtaining it, as an emerging behavioral addiction.

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Why Alumni Support is Vital to Addiction Recovery

Matt Boyle - 9/28/2018 - 0

Data suggests that alumni programs & ongoing services are tied to reductions in substance use & ongoing psychiatric symptoms as well as higher completion rates for rehab.

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If You Believe These Addiction Myths, You Are Part of the Problem

Jennifer Mullin - 9/19/2018 - 10

Hyper-vigilant finger-pointing creates a culture that makes it hard for people to recover from addiction and reenter society without the permanent stigma of addiction hanging over their heads.

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Why We Can’t Punish Our Way Out of the Addiction Epidemic

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 9/2/2018 - 0

More investment in rehabilitation and less reliance on incarceration and other punitive measures improves outcomes for those suffering from addiction

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The Need to Support Students in Recovery on College Campuses

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 7/26/2018 - 4

College is a time when young people begin to use or abuse substances. Collegiate recovery programs offer students in recovery organized, specialized support.

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Opioids in the Hospital: Relieving Pain, But Causing More Harm?

Monica Chowdhry MD - 6/2/2018 - 1

The addictive nature of opioids and the increasing number of […]

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Double-Trouble: Why Dual-Diagnosis Matters in Addiction Treatment

Tonmoy Sharma M.B.B.S., M.S.c. - 6/1/2018 - 0

Research clearly shows that the most effective treatment for dual-diagnosis is psychotherapy combined with medication-assisted therapy for addiction. In some cases, mental & addiction symptoms may respond to the same medications (eg, bupropion shows promise in treating depression & reducing methamphetamine cravings).

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Are Life Stressors a Factor in the Opioid Epidemic?

Jennifer Mullin - 5/27/2018 - 2

In this opinion piece, the author explores links between the pressure to succeed and other life stressors and the epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States.

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Medical Marijuana: What Is CBD and How Is It Different Than THC?

Andy Heikkila - 4/19/2018 - 0

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychological effects and the “high” associated with ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn’t have psychoactive properties but has shown promising medical applications of its own. There are multiple benefits associated with using each of these compounds

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