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Archive for July, 2011

The Internet Addiction – Students’ Internet Withdrawals Similar To Drug Addiction

Jul 29th, 2011 | By

According to a new study, American college students are seriously hooked to their cell phones, social media and the Internet. The Internet addiction problem is rapidly growing on campuses, where students show symptoms similar to drug and alcohol addiction. Researchers at The University of Maryland asked 200 students to give up all media for one full day. After only 24 hours, students began showing signs of withdrawal, craving and anxiety.
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Drug Addiction And Abuse | British Singer Amy Winehouse Is Latest Drug Addiction And Abuse Casualty

Jul 25th, 2011 | By

Amy Winehouse was discovered dead in her London home on Saturday, and it’s widely speculated that the drug addiction and abuse with which she openly struggled was the root of the tragedy. The 27-year-old singer was known for her sultry, velvety voice that won her several Grammy awards and seemingly instant notoriety as a profound talent. Yet, as so common with other young celebrities, Winehouse also struggled with drug and
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Binge drinking leads to brain damage.

Severe Brain Damage Threatens College Partiers

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By

From keg parties to shot-filled 21st birthday celebrations, binge drinking is often seen as a cultural rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, but it may also have serious health consequences including severe brain damage. In a new study, researcher Tim McQueeny studied brain scans of 18- to 25-year-olds who have participated in binge drinking, which involves consuming four or more drinks in one sitting for females and five or
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Pain Medication Management

Pain Medication Management

Jul 20th, 2011 | By

A rapidly growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse is threatening the United States, and yet doctors still don’t have an effective way to objectively measure pain, The Wall Street Journal reports. The majority of doctors simply ask patients to rate their discomfort on a scale of one to 10, or have them select a cartoon face that represents a similar expression to the level of pain they are feeling. Joel
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Challenges Addiction Treatment To Offer Patient Evaluations As Part Of New Pill Mill Legislation

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

As a result of new Florida legislation that will help crack down on the state’s increasing pill mill prescription drug epidemic, the team at South Florida’s Challenges Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention Center will offer evaluations to those pain clinic patients who exhibit “red flag” criteria as outlined by the law. Failed drug tests and patients who move through a 30-day prescription supply in less than a month are both
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