Electroshock Therapy: Kitty Dukakis And Husband Campaign To Destigmatize Therapy For Depression
Kitty Dukakis reportedly stands up for the stigmatized electroshock therapy to become an accepted treatment to depression. Kitty has become an advocate for ECT which she claims has ended both her depression and addiction.
Drug-Dependent Babies Double In Kentucky, More TLC Needed
A new research shows that Kentucky's rate of drug-dependent babies have more than doubled compared that of the national average. Surging cases of addicted mothers have passed on drug-induced effects to their babies, leading to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Social Media Addiction: Studies Find It Is As Bad As Smoking
A new study finds that people are more bothered with social media addiction than smoking. Both ruin relationhips, cost money and time, and are bad for coping mechanisms.
Heroin Vaccine May Be Available By 2019
Scientists report being on the process of developing a promising heroin vaccine to help curb addiction to the drug. With sufficient funding , they might be able to test it on humans within two years.
Teen Drug And Alcohol Use Are Down, Surveys Claim
Drugs and alcohol use of teenagers are down, according to a survey. The "2016 Monitoring the Future" survey showed a continuing decline in the use of illicit substances — marijuana, alcohol and tobacco — and misuse of prescription drugs among teens.
Marijuana Use Causes Slow Bloodflow To The Brain, New Study Says
Using marijuana regularly slows down the blood flow to the Hippocampus - the brain's key memory and learning center - which could cause vulnerability to Alzheimer's.
The 'Digital Heroin' Too Much Screen Time On Phones And Tablets For Kids
This addictive effect is why some researchers call screens “electronic cocaine or digital heroin" and once a kid has crossed the line into true tech addiction, treatment can be very difficult.
US Surgeon General Says Drug Addiction Is A Treatable Brain Disease
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy said drug and alcohol addiction “a moral test for America.” He said that these disorders are something that the nation can address.
Research Study: Could Internet Addiction Be An Effect Of Mental Health Problems?
McMaster University of Canada conducted a research to find out if internet addiction could be a red flag for mental health problems.