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Overcoming Addiction Reduces Colon Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer affects the lives of people around the world. In 2013, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 136,119 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) and approximately 51,000 people lost their lives because of the disease. Rather than waiting for the future to unfold, you can help reduce the risk for CRC by understanding how it links to...

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New Surgeon General Report Suggests Greater Resources Needed to Prevent Addiction

Addiction in America has become an epidemic. In a new Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, reports the JAMA Network, the facts surrounding addiction as a biological disease were reiterated. Unfortunately, many people continue to associate addiction with fallacies of personality or lifestyle. Addiction kills, and for those suffering from co-occurring, serious mental health...

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What Makes Children Become Addicts?

Children, teens and young adults under age 25 are more likely to abusing illicit substances than adults over age 26, reports Youth.gov. Unfortunately, specific data are often unavailable on which substances are being abused because of parental refusal to provide information, inaccuracies in data collection or other problems. However, those issues only serve to further strengthen the argument...

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Does Addiction Warrant Jail Time?

Take a moment to think about the death rates from cars versus drug overdoses. Now, consider how the rates of incarceration have grown in conjunction with the rise of the opioid epidemic. According to The Wall Street Journal, state prisons are experiencing problems with reducing prison populations due to a surge of arrests following the use or distribution of opioids, including prescription...

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September is Recovery Month - Your Chance to Shine

September is Recovery Month, an observance that puts the spotlight on the achievements of those reclaiming their lives with long-term recovery.

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Addiction Treatment Goes Bionic? Implants Could Be Key to Recovery.

More than 1.9 million people in the U.S. suffer from opioid abuse, reports the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Sadly, many of those who abuse prescription opioids lose their lives due to overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 165,000 people died of prescription opioid overdose during the most recent reporting period, which ranged from 1999 to...

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