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Cannabis users ‘have lungs of 80-year-olds’: Doctors warn people are turning up at A&E with new form of emphysema after using drug for less than ten years

Published on December 3rd 2014, By Fiona Macrae, Science Correspondent for the Daily Mail Cannabis smokers in their 30s have lungs so badly damaged that they look like an 80 year old’s, doctors have warned. They say that… Read More

Alcohol Abuse During the Holidays

Published on December 3, 2014 by Richard Taite in Ending Addiction for Good A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a distinction between drinking too much and being alcohol dependent. The… Read More

What Are the Important Side Effects of This Medication?

Published on December 1, 2014 by Alan Castel, Ph.D. in Metacognition and the Mind Statins reliably reduce cholesterol levels and help save lives by preventing or ameliorating cardiovascular disease. But they have side effects: About 1 in 10… Read More

The New Heroin User

Published on December 4, 2014 by Dale Archer, M.D. in Reading Between the (Head)Lines Today’s heroin addict is not who you think. The typical image that springs to mind is that of a poor, disheveled, homeless black male… Read More

Can You Thrive After Childhood Trauma?

Published on December 9, 2014 by Constance Scharff, Ph.D. in Ending Addiction for Good Recovery from traumatic events is never easy. However, humans are amazingly adaptable. Unfortunately, survival does not mean thriving. A person can survive traumatic events… Read More

Codependent or Simply Dependent: What’s the Big Difference?

Published on December 11, 2014 by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. in Evolution of the Self Being codependent is hardly the same thing as simply being dependent. And in some ways it’s crucial that these two types of dependency… Read More

Study Shows Serotonin Can Increase Risk of Drug Addiction

Published on December 5th 2014, By Victoria University of Wellington Auntitled study by Sarah Bradbury, who graduates with a PhD in Psychology next week, shows that the development of drug addiction is related to brain levels of serotonin—a… Read More

Cocaine, amphetamine users more likely to take their own lives

Published on December 16th, 2014 By MedicalXpress.com Stimulants use such as cocaine and amphetamine is associated with a nearly two-fold greater likelihood of suicidal behaviour amongst people who inject drugs, say researchers at the University of Montreal and… Read More

Battling Rx drug abuse means taking a closer look

Published on December 16th 2014 By Janet Loehrke and Peter Eisler, USA TODAY Prescription drug abuse has become a growing focus for law enforcement in recent years, but the number of prescriptions for narcotics and other controlled substances… Read More