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Doctors eye deep brain stimulation to treat opioid addiction

The hope is that technology will extinguish the patient’s addiction, quite literally, with the flip of a switch. Continue reading

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Eminem celebrates 11 years of sobriety

Eminem is marking 11 years sober following a pill addiction that could have killed him. Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo’s proposed prescription opioid surcharge under fire, critics call it tax on pain

A proposal by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to impose a surcharge on the sale of prescription opioids is drawing fire from a coalition of doctors, pharmacists and patients who say it amounts to a tax on pain. Continue reading

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Jana Kramer’s husband Mike Caussin suffered ‘massive’ sex addiction relapse, couple reveals

Jana Kramer isn’t hiding anything about her marriage. Continue reading

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Scientists ‘reverse’ alcoholism in rats by shooting lasers at part of their brains

Scientists may have discovered a way to “reverse� alcoholism in rats. Continue reading

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Chicago woman once addicted to porn says God helped cure her

A teen who watched porn for up to four hours a day has vowed she won’t even kiss before marriage, now that she has conquered her addiction. Continue reading

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‘I couldn’t save him’: Family’s pain after son’s overdose death

There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers settles into his recliner and braces for his daughter’s voice to echo thro… Continue reading

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Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect

Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. Continue reading

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum: Our criminal justice system has an opioid problem

More than 80 percent of people in North Dakota’s prisons have a substance addiction, and half of all arrests in the state are substance-related. Continue reading

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Frustrated opioid patients speak out: ‘I now buy heroin on the street’

Hundreds of people who reached out to Fox News through emails, and messages on social media, following the publication of a three-part series on the nation’s struggle to address its crippling opioid crisis caused mainly by illegal drugs, and the uninte… Continue reading

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Fentanyl now deadliest drug in America, meth overdoses growing, CDC says

Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in America, beating out heroin and oxycodone which had previously been involved in the most overdose fatalities between 2011 and 2016. Continue reading

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Tough new opioid policies leave some cancer and post-surgery patients without painkillers

New federal and state hard lines on painkiller prescriptions are affecting even cancer patients and people fresh out of major surgeries. Continue reading

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Health experts offer solutions for unintended consequences of opioid crackdown

The most urgently needed first step to addressing the misunderstandings about Centers for Disease and Prevention opioid prescribing guidelines, many clinicians and health experts say, is for the agency to clarify – in a high-profile way– what the guid… Continue reading

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Doctors caught between struggling opioid patients and crackdown on prescriptions

Doctors are opting to stop prescribing legal opioids – even to people who are left bedridden without them — as insurers, pharmacies, state medical boards and state and federal law enforcement authorities warn them about overstepping federal opioid pre… Continue reading

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James Bond has a ‘severe’ drinking problem, researchers argue

He’s blowing well over a 0.07. Continue reading

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As doctors taper or end opioid prescriptions, many patients driven to despair, suicide

Doctors and medical establishments are sharply reducing doses of – or altogether no long prescribing — pain medications, leaving many among the estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from daily debilitating chronic pain to consider ending their liv… Continue reading

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Overdoses, suicides push down US life expectancy

Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Continue reading

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Melania Trump calls opioid epidemic ‘worst drug crisis in American history’

First lady Melania Trump called the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” during a town hall meeting with students at Liberty University on Wednesday.  Continue reading

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Should US doctors screen for alcohol abuse?

Many Americans have a problem regulating how much alcohol they drink. Continue reading

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Dutch teen dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

A Dutch teen’s death is serving as a brutal reminder of the dangers of huffing household products in search of a high. Continue reading

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