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Opioids: Physical Dependence or Addiction?
The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.
How Internet Addiction Harms Your Brain, Health, and Sleep
Do you find yourself browsing the internet at all hours of the day (and night)? When you get a spare moment or two, do you find yourself reaching for your phone or tablet for a quick online fix? If so, you may be suffering from internet addiction. Th...
Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know
New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?
Hospitalizations in Homeless Americans Are Rising
In the U.S., an estimated 553,000 people per night are homeless. Among this population, hospitalizations are on the rise, according to a December 2018 study in Medical Care.
Tips for Beating the TV Binge and Getting Quality Sleep
Binge-watching seems fun at first, but it often exacts a price on your mood, health, and wellbeing
How Alcohol Addiction Can Sneak Up On You
Alcohol affects us differently as we get older. It takes longer for alcohol to metabolize, so it remains in the body longer.
Don't Let Insomnia Turn You Into an Alcoholic
Those who end their days with a nightcap can instead use this technique for better sleep.
Treating Pain and Addiction
These five principles for treating pain and addiction in the same person provide a good foundation for recovery.