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New Drug Reduces Stress Induced Cravings in Alcoholics

February 16th, 2008

A small study published on Science Express Thursday suggests a new drug can help alcoholics in recovery by reducing the anxiety that leads many of them to suffer irresistible […] Continue Reading…

Death Leads Authorities to Crooked Doctor

February 14th, 2008

A 70 year-old psychiatrist with a suspended medical license was arrested in Riverside California today on federal narcotics distribution charges by the FBI for allegedly accepting $100 payments in […] Continue Reading…

FDA Sounds Alarm on Chantix

February 1st, 2008

After reports of almost 40 suicides and over 400 incidences of suicidal behavior in connection with the anti-smoking drug Chantix, the FDA launched an investigation into the possible link […] Continue Reading…

Vancouver Conference to Debate Drug Control Policy

January 30th, 2008

Next week Vancouver will host a conference endorsed by the United Nations where a number of groups and non-governmental organizations will be getting together to debate drug-control policy and […] Continue Reading…

Naltrexone Pellets to Treat Opioid Addiction

January 30th, 2008

A Massachusetts group calling themselves EDAN (End Drug Abuse Now) has teamed up with another group and a drug addiction specialist in order to get the word out on […] Continue Reading…

Top Health Official Defends Suboxone

January 23rd, 2008

The Health Commissioner for the city of Baltimore will be testifying in front of the State Assembly regarding the benefits of buprenorphine (Suboxone) for heroin addicts.
“Buprenorphine can […] Continue Reading…

Sexual Compulsivity and Internet Porn

January 18th, 2008

According to Dr. Mark L. Elliott, Ph.D., the Director of the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Columbus, Ohio, men who compulsively surf the internet for porn do […] Continue Reading…

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Office Based Treatment Opens in Atlanta

January 17th, 2008

WellStep Atlanta, an affiliate of Northwest Behavioral Medicine, issued a press release announcing the 2008 opening of a confidential outpatient office-based treatment center in Alpharetta, Georgia.
WellStep’s programs use […] Continue Reading…

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Is Internet Sex Addictive?

January 12th, 2008

Recently the Toronto Star online asked three specialists to weigh in on whether there really is such a thing as being addicted to internet sex, and how it can […] Continue Reading…

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Heroin Used to Treat Heroin Addicts

January 11th, 2008

According to a recent debate published in the esteemed British Medical Journal, some Canadian addiction specialists are arguing in favor of a controversial opioid maintenance treatment that prescribes heroin […] Continue Reading…

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