Teenagers are more prone to the ill effects of an addictive drug. Now, a study suggests that presence of a mental condition in adolescents can become a potent cause of developing substance use disorder. According to the study, teenagers suffering from mental ailments like anxiety and sleep disorder are at a greater risk of being treated with opioid medication for longer duration, which further increases the risk of developing an addiction. Read more
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Dina’s last session with her therapist had been a harsh revelation. Her family and personal life was a mess because of her depression and drug addiction. As it turned out, her depression was a result of her own dysfunctional family; her father was an alcoholic. And she h Read more
A person suffering from substance abuse can overcome his or her problem through appropriate support and treatment. With the emergence of many new and novel treatment approaches to overcome substance abuse, it is now possible for people to overcome the problem more easily than before. By understanding and learning the science behind addiction, a person can help his or her family member, friend, etc. overcoming dependence on drugs and alcohol. Read more
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