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Chattanooga Gunman Had History of Depression and Substance Abuse

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Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez once tried to go to rehab for drug-and-alcohol abuse.

Scripps Research Institute Study Links Brain Protein to Binge Drinking

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Binge drinking is defined by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time in order to reach intoxication.

Emergency Heroin Overdose Legislation Passes in Ohio

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Families, friends, and drug users now have access to naloxone, a life saving overdose reversal drug.

Pot Use Down, Disapproval Up Among Young Adolescents

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The study’s findings stand in contrast to certain fears over marijuana legalization.

Could Smoking Boost Risk of Schizophrenia?

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Habitual smokers are at least twice as likely to develop schizophrenia as non-smokers, according to researchers.

Why Addiction is Not a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A neuroscientist disputes the status quo, calling us all to rethink how we view addiction.

How Can One Cold Beer on a Hot Day Hurt?

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Just one beer? Let me tell you about the day I learned there was no such thing.

Morning Roundup: July 20, 2015

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Donald Trump gets support from would-be drunks, Tennessee gunman struggled with drugs, and drunk man scares mother and daughter with exposed penis.

Drunken Air Rage Incidents Take a Troubling Turn

From delayed flights to lost luggage, most of us have experienced a minor form of rage courtesy of an airport. But when alcohol is added into the mix, things can go from “minor” to “major” in the blink of an eye. The Air Rage Trend New figures obtained by The Sun show that alcohol-fueled air rage incidents have...

One Species of Beetle Is a Caffeine Fiend and It’s Eating All Your Damn Coffee

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Think your espresso habit is out of control? One tiny insect will put your caffeine consumption to shame.

Are Women More Affected Than Men By Cocaine and Meth Addiction?

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Researchers still don’t know exactly why the difference exists.

Chicago Neighbors Angry About Treatment Facility Set to Open in Their Hood

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

All the usual NIMBY arguments—the children, the traffic, the property values, the chaos—are being trotted out.

Trucking Association Opposes SAMHSA Hair Testing Commercial Drivers

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The truckers' association feels that standard drug testing is more reliable and less expensive.

U.N’s World Drug Report Reveals Massive Failure of War on Drugs

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Despite decades of effort, global drug use remains virtually unchanged.

Sexual Function in Men Is Limited by Illegal Drug Use

The dangers of illegal drug use are well known, with the exception of one common area of side effects. In a study of 1,159 males who illicitly used amphetamines, half of participants said drug use had no impact on their sexual functions, while the other half reported impacts such as reduced erectile rigidity and sexual […]

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