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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell reiterates need for better access to dual diagnosis treatment
Posted in Dual diagnosis

Debbie Dingell, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan’s 12th district, recently joined WEMU’s David Fair to discuss about the twin demons jeopardizing an individual’s life:  addiction and mental health problems. During the community forum attended by international politicians, activists and celebrities in the state, Dingell stressed on the need for greater empathy […]

Alcoholism affects nearly 25% of American adults under 30, says study
Posted in Alcohol

It’s well-known that Americans love alcohol. However, their love for drinking has crossed limits, resulting in a major part of the population suffering from alcoholism. A new study, published online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry in August 2017, suggests that roughly 25 percent of American adults aged under 30 years are diagnosed with alcohol use […]

Study showing increase in alcoholism may be flawed, say experts
Posted in Alcohol

The drinking culture is quite pronounced in the United States. A recent federal research concerning alcohol consumption shows that the number of Americans indulging in excessive consumption of alcohol has shot up dangerously. The study titled “Remarkable Increases in Alcohol Use Disorders” suggests that the rate of alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the country surged […]

Energy drink consumption fuels addiction to drugs over time, finds study
Posted in Addiction

The energy drink market in the United States is huge with sales averaging billions of dollars each year. Typically containing high percentage of caffeine, some energy drinks also contain additional ingredients like taurine, vitamin B, L-carnitine and guarana. They are marketed as products that help increase the level of alertness and attention. For this reason, […]

Study says marijuana users face 3 times more risk of death from hypertension
Posted in Treatment

Amid the growing demand for the legalization of medical marijuana across the United States, a recent study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology in August 2017 has associated weed smoking with three times increased risk of death from hypertension. The researchers tried to examine the link between cannabis use and cardiovascular problems. The […]

Overdose not the only cause of death among people with meth addiction, says study
Posted in Addiction

More and more Americans are falling prey to methamphetamine abuse. This is evident from the United States Sentencing Commission data revealing that meth has resulted in more offenses than any other illicit drug. People take methamphetamine by smoking or inhaling the drug, swallowing its pills or injecting the substance by mixing it in water or […]

Response to stress much lower in prolonged marijuana users, finds study
Posted in Addiction

The U.S. has witnessed a lot of debate on the usefulness, or not, of marijuana. While some people are favoring marijuana legalization as they believe in the medicinal properties of the drug. Others are under the misconception that indulgence in cannabis causes no harm. The latter group will now have reason to reexamine their belief […]

Blige, Queen of Hip Hop talks about twin demons of addiction and depression
Posted in Dual diagnosis

Noted American singer, songwriter and actress Mary Jane Blige is the latest addition to the list of celebrities who have decided to openly talk about their mental health problems. Dubbed the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul,” the extremely talented record producer suffered from comorbidity of depression and addiction during a major portion of her life. […]

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