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Ohio State University Issues Warning About Fake Adderall Pills After Student Deaths

Two Ohio State University (OSU) students passed away on Thursday and Friday, and the school issued an urgent safety message to the community warning about fake Adderall pills. OSU didn’t release the official cause of death in either case, but the statement announcing the first fatality urged students to “be aware of the possibility of […]

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No, the Federal Government Isn’t Giving Away Free Crack Pipes

There’s a false rumor circulating that the federal government is setting aside $30 million in funds to supply people with crack pipes, or mouthpieces that enable people to smoke crack cocaine. But where did this rumor come from? And what are the actual facts you should know about the federal program at the center of […]

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Edie Falco Shares the Jarring Moment That Made Her Get Sober

Edie Falco is opening up about the moment that made her get sober. The actor, now 58, told The Guardian that she drank alcohol heavily for years. Then one morning when she was 29, she woke up after a night of drinking and realized she’d left the front door to her home open. After that, […]

Health

Are You Still Sober If You Drink Alcohol Substitutes?

Alcohol substitutes aren’t a free-for-all, though. Depending on the brewing process, NA beer may contain small amounts of alcohol, which is incompatible with complete abstinence. Alcohol substitutes can also still trigger unwanted drinking behavior for some people, so staying away from places where alcohol is served or consumed is important for them. Some survey respondents […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Addiction, From Chemical to Behavioral

Dr. Lira de la Rosa recommends working with both a psychiatrist and a therapist for the most effective recovery treatment. A psychiatrist can prescribe medications that help with withdrawal, cravings, anxiety, and depression if needed. A licensed counselor or psychologist specializing in substance use disorders can help address negative patterns of thought and behavior with […]

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Kit Harington Reveals He ‘Went Through Periods of Real Depression’ Before Getting Help for Addiction

Content warning: This story includes discussions of substance use, mental illness, and suicidal thoughts. To outsiders, Kit Harington looked like he was on top of the world as Game of Thrones came to a close. In reality, the actor was dealing with serious depression and alcohol use issues, as he candidly shares in a new […]

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‘I lost my left ear to my tanning addiction’

A woman who had her left ear amputated after developing skin cancer says she hopes others will learn from her mistakes. Anthea Smith, 44, from Bolton, told the BBC’s Staffordshire reporter Laura Mcmullan, herself a former tanning addict who developed melanoma, that she didn’t realise the dangers. The cancer charity, Melanoma UK, is calling for […]

Relationship

15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

Finding it hard to set boundaries PredragImages/Getty Images Billy Joel may have sung about going to extremes in relationships, but if you consistently go over the line in real life, serious problems may be brewing. The solution? Setting boundaries. Unfortunately, the term “boundary” can seem like a scary thing for a love addict; it may […]

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Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US

Patients with severe opioid addiction are being given brain implants to help reduce their cravings, in the first trial of its kind in the US. Gerod Buckhalter, 33, who has struggled with substance abuse for more than a decade with many relapses and overdoses, has already had the surgery. Lead doctor Ali Rezai described the […]

Food & Nutrition

8 Surprising Ways You Can Kick Your Sugar Addiction

Everyday Wellness Here’s how to detox from sugar like a nutritionist, for fewer pesky cravings and mood dips—and possibly a little weight loss as a bonus. Don’t cut out sugar (completely) iStock/nemanjamiscevic Quitting sugar cold turkey is too drastic—and a recipe for bingeing, or at least reverting to old habits. (Start by learning about these […]

Food & Nutrition

11 Signs You Have a Sugar Addiction

DenisFilm/ShutterstockImagine making a nearly life-size sculpture of yourself out of sugar cubes and consuming it over the next 365 days. That’s essentially what many of us are doing. The typical American eats an average of 128 pounds of added sugars each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And it affects our bodies on […]

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Jana Kramer & Mike Caussin Open Up About His Sex Addiction Relapses: 'I'm a Year Sober'

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Is Lip Balm Addiction a Real Thing? We Asked Dermatologists

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Is Food Addiction Really a Thing? Eating Disorder Experts Can't Agree on an Answer

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