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How Cocaine Addiction And Gambling Addiction Go Hand In Hand

How Cocaine Addiction And Gambling Addiction Go Hand In Hand

Addicts seem to make inexplicable choices. They forfeit the very things that most people recognize as the keys to happiness in life, such as relationships with family, their career and friendships in pursuit of the addiction. There has been extensive research conducted in attempt to explain the self-destructive behaviors that accompany addiction. The studies have […]

Extra Vouchers In Contingency Management Therapy Helping Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Extra Vouchers In Contingency Management Therapy Helping Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Voucher-based reinforcement therapy (VBRT) is a form of treatment used to aid people recovering from addictions to opioid drugs or stimulants. It belongs to a larger group of therapies known collectively as contingency management (CM). In a study published in October 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a multi-institution research team looked at […]

New Treatment To Eliminate Marijuana Addiction?

New Treatment To Eliminate Marijuana Addiction?

With marijuana legalization spreading, more people are becoming addicted, including teenagers. Teenage marijuana use has been a focus of research due to increased availability and the yet unknown effects. Because teenage brains are in a phase of rapid development some experts have been concerned that marijuana use could result in ongoing cognitive problems. While some […]

What’s The Fascinating History Of Cocaine?

What’s The Fascinating History Of Cocaine?

Cocaine’s Popularity Throughout The Years No comprehensive discussion of cocaine use in our country would be complete without an in depth analysis of its history. Cocaine first became a problem in the last decades of the 1800s and lasted through the 1920s. It re-emerged as an issue in the 1970s and wreaked havoc on American […]

Predicting Future Substance Addiction In Preschoolers

Predicting Future Substance Addiction In Preschoolers

Parents often raise their children with certain goals in mind. Some parents may stress the importance of a college education, steering their children toward robust academic programs and extracurricular activities. Other parents may want their children to excel in sports. A common goal for parents, however, is preventing their children from experimenting with drugs and […]

Substance Abuse Continues to Plague the NFL

Substance Abuse Continues to Plague the NFL

Professional athletes bring unique and amazing talents to their teams, talents that dazzle fans and create role models. But these athletes can also bring their addictions to their teams, addictions that aren’t so different from those that the everyday fan is struggling with. Substance abuse policies are put in place to protect the athletes and […]