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Why do people cut themselves?

June 29th, 2011

People cut themselves to help cope with problems or to deal with emotions. We review the psychology behind self-injury and how to get help here.

How can you tell if someone has been using caffeine?

April 15th, 2011

Worried about a friend, family or co-worker’s caffeine use? How can you tell if someone has been using caffeine? Top signs of using caffeine here.

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Is drug addiction only a physical disease?

January 21st, 2011

Is drug addiction simply a matter of chemical dependence? Rabbi Shais Taub helps us take a closer look at the biological model of drug addiction and understand why chemical dependency alone does not qualify as the way to define drug addiction.

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Video game addiction: the basics

October 1st, 2010

We review the symptoms, intervention and treatments possible for video game addicts, or parents of children and teens who suspect gaming addiction in their kids.

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Prescription drug abuse: What pills are we popping?

August 27th, 2010

Americans currently abuse three classes of medications: depressants, pain killers, and stimulants. But what’s the difference between Ambien and Adderall? Learn more about subclasses and medication brand names here.

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No prescription pharmacy websites: 10 ways to protect yourself

August 25th, 2010

Buying drugs online is quick, easy and private. Even the FDA says so. In fact, Over 29 million websites have been indexed by Google and are related to pharmacies that do not require prescriptions. But before you buy drugs online, consider these suggestions first.

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Signs of prescription pill addiction

August 21st, 2010

What red flags indicate that prescription pills have become a problem in your life? Prescription pill addiction can be characterized by increased tolerance for a drug or by withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not taken. But what are some other signs of Rx dependency? More here.

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Social causes of prescription drug addiction

August 18th, 2010

For almost 10 years, prescription medication abuse has been second only to marijuana use in the U.S. It is a fast growing epidemic that affects our youth, our adults and our seniors. But why are Americans misusing prescription drugs? And what social institutions have contributed to the growth of prescription drug addiction? We investigate here.

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Purchase medications without a prescription? Who’s dealing?

August 14th, 2010

The most recent national survey on drug use was completed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHA) in 2008. Click here to learn where pill poppers are getting their stash.

Prescription drug use and types of drugs on the rise

August 12th, 2010

The go-to references for measuring prescription drug use in America are called the MTF and the NSDUH reports. We help you learn more about these baseline surveys. We also present a summary of the most important statistics for prescription drug use from 2008 and 2009. Get the facts here.

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