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The Deadly Game Big Pharma Played on the American People

Leah White - 11/12/2017 - 0

The drug industry spent $102 million lobbying Congress to be sure the industry-favoring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act was passed. It worked.

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What My Addiction Recovery Taught Me About Living Healthy

Andrew Macia - 10/27/2017 - 0

The secrets to a healthy, happy life during addiction recovery are not easy, but they are simple: refuel, refresh, restore, reinvigorate, and relax.

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Can a Vaccine Cure Heroin Addiction?

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 10/19/2017 - 0

New data about a heroin vaccine working in mice and monkeys is exciting but addiction is complicated—psychological aspects must also be addressed.

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Examining the Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis, Part 2

Leslie Dye, MD - 10/11/2017 - 0

In the second part of her examination of the Federal response to the opioid crisis, addiction specialist Leslie Dye, MD suggests how to make it better.

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Who Should be Blamed For The Failings of Healthcare?

Edgar Wilson - 9/22/2017 - 0

In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.

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Fentanyl Makes the Opioid Epidemic So Much Worse

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 9/21/2017 - 0

The prevalence and potency of Fentanyl are fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic putting many people at risk, not just those with the disease of addiction.

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Examining the Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis, Part 1

Leslie Dye, MD - 9/15/2017 - 0

An addiction specialist on the front lines of battling the opioid epidemic in Ohio provides her perspective on Drug Addiction Commission’s interim report.

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5 Natural Ways To Help Beat Drug Addiction

Andrew Macia - 9/12/2017 - 5

Addiction is a chronic disease with many layers to deal with in order to maintain sobriety, but there are many strategies that can be used to help you get there.

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Myths About Alcohol Addiction in Native Americans

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 8/20/2017 - 0

Native Americans have experienced strong bias, stereotype, myth, and marginalization on multiple levels, including with respect to alcohol addiction.

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Trump Finally Declares the Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/10/2017 - 1

President Trump’s special Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis interim report details its recommendations for dealing with the epidemic.

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The Surprising Ancient History of Drinking in Excess

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 6/24/2017 - 1

The ancients recognized that wine was good for you in small quantities but harmful in excess. In Greek mythology, only the Gods were allowed to get drunk.

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Just How Dangerous Are Substitute Addictions?

Robert Parkinson, MSW - 6/15/2017 - 0

It’s not unusual for recovery from drugs or alcohol to be complicated by substitute addiction-trading in one bad habit for another potentially dangerous one.

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