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Pain Management

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

by Stephanie Stephens Health Writer

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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.

Sleep Disorders

How Internet Addiction Harms Your Brain, Health, and Sleep

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Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

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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.

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Sleep Disorders

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

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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.

Sleep Disorders

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.

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Pain Management

Treating Pain and Addiction

These five principles for treating pain and addiction in the same person provide a good foundation for recovery.