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Hospital’s New Program for Internet Addiction Means You Can Finally Get the Help You’ve Always Thought You Needed

If checking your Facebook feed or posting photos to Instagram is as essential to your day as breathing, then help may be on the way.

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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What Makes Some College Kids Drink So Much?

Binge drinking is a real problem on many college campuses, and new research could reveal why: students who chug-a-lug enjoy a higher social status among their peers.

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Prescription Painkillers Emerge As the Leading Cause of Accidental Death

For years, car accidents have been the leading cause of accidental death. But that all changed four years ago when, for the first time, vehicle-related deaths were topped by poisoning due to prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin.

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Are Older Adults the New Face of Addiction?

One generally associates the onset of drug and alcohol addiction with the recklessness of youth.

However, two new studies are challenging those assumptions, with findings suggesting that older folks are also quite susceptible to addiction’s trap.

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Texting On The Toliet A Passing Fad

There's all kinds of business going on in the business room, except the business the room was made for.  People are whipping it out.  The 'it' being their cellphones.

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Researchers Find that Early Intervention Can Curb College Drinking

In an interest to curb drinking among college students, Penn State researchers have created a new scientific approach, involving early intervention, that they believe will help students avoid becoming heavy drinkers in the future.

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Alcohol Targets the Brain’s ‘Reward Centers’ in Heavy Drinkers

In the quest to discover why some people drink heavily while others don’t, researchers have found the answer may actually be quite simple: brain differences between the groups make alcohol consumption feel better to the heavier drinkers.

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Web Addicts and Substance Abusers Have Similar Brain Changes

Researchers in China find internet addicts have brain changes similar to those with drug or alcohol problems.

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Family History of Alcoholism Could Affect the Brains of Adolescents

Teens with a family history of alcoholism respond differently during risky decision-making moments compared to other teens, according to a new study from researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University.

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