Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis addiction but not other mental health risks, study finds — ScienceDaily

Adolescents are over three times more vulnerable to developing a cannabis addiction than adults, but may not be at increased risk of other mental health problems related to the drug, finds a new study led by UCL and King’s College London researchers. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychopharmacologyfound that adolescents who used … Read more

WVa Opioid Trial Verdict Still Pending Nearly a Year Later | West Virginia News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on … Read more

‘Minister of Happiness’ Jabeur addicted to setting records

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2022 Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur celebrates winning her third round match against France’s Diane Parry REUTERS/Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – She is known as the “Minister of Happiness” back … Read more

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on the multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Cabell … Read more

On Fox News’ Special Report, Portman Discusses Need to Address America’s Addiction Epidemic

July 1, 2022 | Portman Difference Last night, US Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) joined Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier to talk about the ongoing addiction epidemic that continues to sweep the nation, caused in large part by illicitly manufactured fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, much of which is coming into the United States … Read more

Buffalo community members concerned over addiction clinic

BUFFALO, NY — The latest opioid statistics for Erie County show a continued trend in the wrong direction. The county saw its highest number of opioid-related deaths in 2016 at 301. It trended downward from there, down to 156 in 2019. But then, the pandemic hit. That’s when we saw a spike of 246 deaths … Read more

Five Ways To Help Teens Find Their Bliss (And Reduce Screen Time) From A World-Renown Digital Addiction Expert

Dr. Nick Cardaras Dr. Nick Cardaras Dr. Nick Kardaras is a husband, parent of two teen twin boys, a sought-after digital addiction thought leader, an academic, and an entrepreneur. He is an innovative, compassionate, and hard-working leader on a mission to wake us up from our digital slumber. He wrote Glow Kids, the seminal book … Read more

New Rapid Access to Addiction Care clinic opens in Abbotsford

People with substance-use challenges living in Abbotsford and surrounding communities have better access to addiction medicine with the opening of the Fraser East Rapid Access to Addiction Care (RAAC) clinic. The new clinic serves people who have challenges with alcohol, benzodiazepines, nicotine, stimulants (cocaine, crystal methamphetamine) and opioids by providing low-barrier access to addiction medicine … Read more

Pandemic Revealed Unique Aspects of Sexual Addictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has both opened and closed windows on addictions. My patients with chemical addictions—from alcohol to opiates—spent the pandemic locked in their rooms and hidden from the in-person gaze of health care professionals, friends, and family. Fueled by these circumstances, their addictions got worse. My patients with gambling addiction seek new ways to … Read more