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Risk of Bipolar Disorder Linked to Childhood Abuse

Adults with a troubled childhood may be at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to researchers. The co-author of a study published in a recent issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, Filippo Varese of the University of Manchester in England, said, “(T)he link between experiencing a troubled childhood and subsequently being diagnosed with […]

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Bond with Children Can be Effective for Mothers in Treatment

The connection between mothers and their children is possibly the strongest bond in the human race. Until recently, this bond has been often overlooked in the treatment process for mothers who become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Now there is a new study showing that mothers do considerably better when their children are involved in

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Cigna Lessens Barriers to Opiate Addiction Treatment

In the ongoing battle against the devastation caused by opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers, many groups and policy makers continue to find ways to save lives. Since our country has reached an all-time high in the number of drug overdose fatalities, addressing this immediate concern is literally a life saver. For many opiate

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Marijuana Use Among College Students Continues to Cause Concern

The number of college students using marijuana continues to increase, having reached a startling 38% in 2015, compared to 30% in 2006, according to information released by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. This overall increasing trend can likely be attributed to much of the marijuana legalization movement, as well as the rising

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Drug Test Results Indicate Employee Drug Use Rising

Screening job applicants for drugs is a standard policy most businesses follow. Generally, if the applicant is promising they will be asked to submit to a drug test. If the drug test comes back negative they are usually moved on to the next phase of the hiring process. This is not the only time businesses

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Higher Risk For Substance Abuse Among Bipolar Teens and Young Adults

Additional information regarding an earlier study of teens diagnosed as bipolar has recently been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The original study from 2008 showed that adolescents who were diagnosed with bipolar disorder were more likely to abuse illegal drugs and smoke cigarettes than those who were not. As a way to monitor

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National Recovery Month 2016 Under Way

Every year in September, people in recovery, advocates, family members, treatment and intervention professionals and other providers celebrate National Recovery Month. The goal is to not only raise awareness about the fact that recovery from substance abuse and mental health problems can happen, but also to show support for those who are helping to rehabilitate

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Childhood Trauma Linked to Teen Drug Use

People become addicted to drugs and alcohol for many reasons. However, researchers have long believed that traumatic experiences during adolescence may increase people’s risk of developing addictions later as a teen. A recent study has strongly reinforced this possibility, and the evidence suggests that childhood trauma may increase the risk of teen drug use. From

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