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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

“If you are obsessed with Instagram, you might get an influx of anxiety chemicals that your body strives to reduce by logging into Instagram. We see this type of obsession with smartphones and social media, and it is rampant.” – Dr. Larry Rosen, CSU Dominguez Hills

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Raising NYC Cigarette Prices Will Ignite Illegal Street Sales

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National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.

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#MSU Experts Can Discuss Mental Health Issues, From Depression to Drug Abuse

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Youth Binge Drinking, Cardiovascular Disease Possibly Linked

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University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.

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Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans’ Opioid Use Similar to That of Civilians

A new study by RTI International and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, published in Pain suggests that opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general U.S. population.

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'Alarmingly High' Risk of Death for People with Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Care

Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Genetic Factors May Contribute to Adverse Effects Produced by Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person’s risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could lead to more effective treatments and antidotes.

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