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People With Eating Disorders Often Addicted to Exercise

People with eating disorders are 3.9 times as likely as other people to be addicted to exercise, according to new research data compiled in nine studies from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy. "It is known that those with eating disorders are more likely to display addictive personality and obsessive-compulsive behaviors," said study

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The Benefits of Home Detox

Home detox is an option that many people would probably prefer to a detox center. Home detox services with medical professionals fill a vital treatment gap. After all, many people searching for a path to recovery try to get clean and sober on their own, without medical guidance. It seldom works. But many people don’t

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Buprenorphine is Under-Prescribed Due to Hurdles, Mistrust

Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) can be a lifeline for those who are addicted to opioids and struggle with long-term cravings and short-term withdrawal symptoms. However, research by NPR shows that doctors and pharmacists mistrust the drug, resulting in few people seeking help with addiction gaining access to it. Doctors Have Little Incentive to Prescribe Buprenorphine Buprenorphine,

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There is a Gene That Predicts Marijuana Addiction

Danish researchers have discovered a gene that raises the risk of marijuana addiction. The research encompassed studying thousands of people to uncover a potential genetic cause of cannabis-use disorders. The research discovered that people with cannabis-use disorders were more likely to have variants in their CHRNA2 gene, a gene which they say regulates nicotinic acetylcholine

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Insys Found Guilty of Criminal Charges: Now What?

Last week, a federal jury found executives at a large opioid manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe their fentanyl-based painkiller, Subsys, among other crimes including criminal racketeering. John Kapoor, the company’s founder, was found guilty alongside four other executives. Richard Simon, the former national director of sales; Sunrise Lee, former regional sales

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Addiction Counselor Creates App To Save Lives

Recovering from addiction requires the help of an active support community, family and friends. But not everyone who needs this kind of assistance has the support systems in place. This is why Lucien Izraylov, an addiction counselor who is also a recovering addict has created an app that can help those without support structures to