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Binge eating common in men and women affected by bipolar disorder, says study
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Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic mental illness characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. The disease is associated with significant social, clinical and economic burden, including higher rates of medical comorbidities, such as eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED). While the prevalence and recurrence of […]

Dan Evans returns to court after drug ban, says cocaine is a ‘life-ruiner’
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British tennis ace Dan Evans has returned to the tennis court after a 12-month ban for failing drug test for cocaine. While preparing for the Glasgow Trophy ATP Challenger event, the 27-year-old described the drug as a shocking and “life-ruining substance,” and has vowed never to take it again. “If you saw the ruins it […]

Lars Von Trier talks about his Cannes comeback and battle with alcohol addiction
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Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier needs no introduction and nor does his ongoing battle with alcohol addiction and ouster from Cannes in 2011. In a recent interview to Denmark’s arts platform The Louisiana Museum, the Palme d’Or award-winning director once again opened up about his struggles with addiction and anxiety. Trier said he felt horrible […]

Hospitals making efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions
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Statistics about the ever-growing problem of prescription opioid abuse indicate how people in the United States have been misusing painkillers to feed their addiction, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths over a decade. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 66 percent of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid. Various […]

Self-medication with Xanax – a worrying trend among teens
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Bree does not look like the kind of girl who would do drugs. Sad and befuddled most of the time, she has grown up in a challenging environment. She was just nine when her dad lost his job, with machines replacing humans. He was a foreman, and was extremely proud. The loss of employment hit […]

Kava – Natural alternative to anxiety medications
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Considering the widespread potential for abuse of anxiety drug Xanax, many patients of anxiety are now opting for natural alternatives over the popular prescribed anxiety medications.  Kava, also known as kava-kava root, is one of the many natural antianxiety medications increasingly sought for providing relief from anxiety, panic attacks and elevated stress. Processed from the […]

Before discharge, overdose ED patients should be connected to treatment options, says NIDA director
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Majority of drug overdose patients, visiting the emergency department (ED), are released immediately after being administered naloxone, the antidote. Paucity of time and staff does not allow further action in any case. But according to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Managing Director Nora Volkow, the practice of discharging victims of an opioid or heroin […]

Nearly 3 gallons of liquid meth found in Jacksonville downtown
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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) has shut down the area of 345 Bay Street near Liberty Street on discovering a meth lab, prescription medications, marijuana paraphernalia and a 5-gallon gas can containing about 2½ to 3 gallons of a liquid methamphetamine. The JSO was informed about the presence of these drugs by a man who […]

Florida man takes heavy dose of cocaine during traffic stop; dies in jail
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A Florida jail inmate lost his life after consuming 7 grams (0.25 ounces) of cocaine during a traffic stop recently. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, the man (identity not revealed) was stopped on the night of Apr. 2, 2018 for a traffic violation and was arrested on charges of driving with a […]

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody reveals his struggles with depression and alcohol
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“Giraffe whisperer” – these are the words used by noted Northern Irish singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody to describe himself on his Twitter handle @garysnowpatrol. However, he doesn’t just whisper when it comes to opening up about his own problem. He speaks up. Even if it’s about his addiction or mental health, which are often […]

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