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Alcohol Use Disorders Skyrocket Disease And Death Burden In U.S.

A new study reports that alcohol use disorders (AUD) significantly contribute to disease and death rates in the United States.

http://www.myaddiction.com/news/alcohol/alcohol-use-disorders-skyrocket-disease-and-death-burden-in-us

Are E-Cigarettes Worse Than Real Ones? (Video)

More people are using e-cigarettes as an alternative to real cigarettes, but are these unregulated electronic versions worse than the real thing?

http://www.myaddiction.com/videos/smoking/are-e-cigarettes-worse-than-real-ones-video

The New Ruling on Mental Health-Addictions Coverage: Know Your Rights

The final implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act, first signed into law five years ago, was released earlier this month.

http://www.myaddiction.com/lifestyle/treatment/the-new-ruling-on-mental-health-addictions-coverage-know-your-rights

Depression Worsens With Age In Addicted Women

Bad news for addiction-pronewomen — depression doesn’t decline with age.

The study out of the University of Michigan Health System looked at more than 200 women over a 12-year period. The research shows that unlike alcohol abuse and antisocial behavior, depression does not, by itself, get better over time - it actually gets worse.

http://www.myaddiction.com/news/alcoholism-news/depression-worsens-with-age-in-addicted-women

4 Tips To Control Sugar Cravings (Video)

Craving sugar, or having an addiction is a real issue that many people face. Dr. Michael Roizen talks about 4 different ways to help control sugar cravings.

http://www.myaddiction.com/videos/sugar/4-tips-to-control-sugar-cravings-video

Ninety Meetings In Ninety Days

When I first came to sobriety, I was trying to demonstrate my commitment. It wasn’t entirely to recover, but to be able to tell a judge that I’d changed my ways for the better. Part of doing so would be to attend 90 meetings of either Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) over a 90-day period.

http://www.myaddiction.com/lifestyle/drugs/ninety-meetings-in-ninety-days

Natural Compound In Grapes Inhibits Methamphetamine Effects

If you are in treatment for methamphetamine use, do not be surprised if your doctor or nutritionist recommends that you eat more grapes as part of your recovery. Grapes and other colored fruits and veggies contain the compound resveratrol which seems to inhibit the drug’s impact on the brain’s dopamine neurons.

http://www.myaddiction.com/lifestyle/recovery/natural-compound-in-grapes-inhibits-methamphetamine-effects

Hope is not dead.

Hope is not dead.

One In Seven Students Has Used ‘Smart’ Drugs For School Performance

It’s a familiar scenario for most college students: facing “crunch” time during finals, midterms or just a particularly busy week.

http://www.myaddiction.com/news/prescription-drugs/one-in-seven-students-has-used-smart-drugs-for-school-performance