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{FD} These seven words changed Anthony Hopkins’ life – They can change yours, too

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More than 40 years ago, when actor Anthony Hopkins was appearing on Broadway in the hit drama “Equus,” he would play a practical joke on his audience each night. Continue reading

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{FD} Demi Lovato apparent overdose: How to keep loved ones from relapsing

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The news of Demi Lovato’s apparent overdose and relapse has many people questioning how and why the starlet went down that destructible road again. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with two renowned addiction experts to find out just how common re… Continue reading

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{FD} CDC chief says fentanyl almost killed his son

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The head of the nation’s top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Continue reading

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{FD} Jada Pinkett Smith reveals sex addiction problem when she was younger

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Jada Pinkett Smith spoke opening about her previous struggles with several addictions, including sex. Continue reading

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{FD} Compulsive video-game playing now qualifies as mental health condition

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The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. Continue reading

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{FD} Family’s fentanyl tragedy underscores ‘mind-boggling’ opioid crisis in New Hampshire

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Jim Zanfagna’s daughter died from an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl, and friends were posting condolence messages before the Zanfagnas ever heard from authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Brett Favre reveals Vicodin addiction, multiple rehab stints during Hall of Fame career

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre revealed Monday that he took 14 Vicodin at one time once and ended up in rehab three times during his NFL career. Continue reading

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{FD} US homes need Narcan to aid in opioid overdose epidemic, surgeon general advises

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The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Continue reading

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{FD} Surgeon general urges Americans to carry drug that reverses opioid overdose

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The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Continue reading

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{FD} Rep. Marsha Blackburn: A concrete step in the fight against the opioid epidemic

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The opioid epidemic gripping Tennessee and our country has been destroying lives for well over a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Drinking problems tied to higher risk of early dementia

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Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} My sex addiction almost killed me

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A sex addict reveals how her dangerous hook-ups with total strangers nearly drove her to suicide. Jace Downey believes her addiction stems from repressed memories of being sexually abused by her own dad from the age of five. Continue reading

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{FD} Sex addict almost driven to suicide by random hookups, porn, ‘illegal activities’

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A sex addict reveals how her dangerous hook-ups with total strangers nearly drove her to suicide. Jace Downey believes her addiction stems from repressed memories of being sexually abused by her own dad from the age of five. Continue reading

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{FD} ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses shot up last year by 30%, Midwest increased 70%

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported emergency visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by 30 percent across the U.S., with a 70 percent increase in the Midwest. Continue reading

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{FD} Confronting my alcoholism — It’s been 26 years since my last drink and an incredible change in my life

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My last drink to date – okay, drinks, since we’re talking about at least a bottle of wine – took place exactly 26 years ago, on Jan. 31, 1992. Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich: Opioid deaths are a health crisis — Treatment, not jail, is the cure

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About 91 Americans are expected to die today and every day from opioid overdoses. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen cell phone addiction: How bad has it gotten?

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One out of two teenagers feels “addicted” to their phone, according to a recent study. Statistics like this may have fueled two major Apple investors to push the company to offer more flexible parental controls. Apple has since announced that it’s work… Continue reading

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{FD} Teen cellphone addiction: How bad has it gotten?

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Today’s teens are taking longer to engage in both the pleasures and the responsibilities of adulthood. Continue reading

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{FD} WHO considers adding ‘gaming disorder’ to list of mental diseases

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The WHO guidelines are the international standard for reporting health conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} University president: We know your kids are drinking and we need your help

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This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. Just as everyone at the holiday table will press them for information, students will be trying to asser… Continue reading

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{FD} Reps. Renacci, Meadows: New legislation would help fight opioid crisis that is causing holiday heartbreak

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Across America, far too many families and communities are spending this holiday season not with celebration or cheer, but with heartbreak over the loss or suffering of a loved one to the opioid epidemic. Continue reading

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{FD} What is sex addiction?

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Reports have revealed that actor Kevin Spacey checked himself into the same rehab center where movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is also allegedly seeking treatment for sex addiction. Fox News’ Dr. Manny sits down with two psychologists to discuss what kind… Continue reading

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{FD} To the people dying from the opioid epidemic, drugs aren’t the problem — they’re the solution

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For the first time in America, we are properly tackling drug addiction as a public health issue requiring public health solutions, rather than a public safety issue necessitating heavy-handed and ineffective criminal penalties. Continue reading

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{FD} Seven House Representatives: Opioid addiction and abuse is not partisan, it’s about saving lives

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Today nearly 100 Americans will die from a drug overdose involving prescription drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump is right. We can and must end the opioid crisis

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Last year more than 64,000 Americans in every corner of our country were lost to drug overdoses. That’s 142 people each day. Continue reading

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{FD} Many ex-opioid addicts credit ‘ibogaine’ with cure, but it’s illegal in US

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As the opioid epidemic grows worse, the call is growing louder for a serious look at a form of therapy that some people say helped them overcome their addiction when all else failed. Continue reading

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