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U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

New data from around the U.S. confirms that drug overdoses are spiking during the coronavirus pandemic, rising by roughly 18%. Reports collected in real time by the Washington, D.C.-based group ODMAP — the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, located at the University of Baltimore — also found a significant spike in the number of fatal …

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As Menopause Nears, Be Aware It Can Trigger Depression And Anxiety, Too

Teri Hines was in her mid-40s when she started to notice that her body was changing. Her period became irregular and more intense. “It increased in frequency, it increased in intensity and it increased in duration,” she says. She began to have hot flashes, gained weight and her energy levels took a nosedive. “I just …

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Naltrexone for Alcoholism

Naltrexone is a medicine that is used to treat alcoholism (addition to alcohol). It reduces your desire for alcohol. It comes under the brand names ReVia or Vivitrol. After you quit drinking, naltrexone may help you stay sober for a long time. This medicine is not a complete cure for alcoholism. But it can help …

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What is Anxiety

What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly …

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Benzodiazepine Dependence

Benzodiazepine dependence is when one has developed one or more of either tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, drug seeking behaviors, such as continued use despite harmful effects, and maladaptive pattern of substance use, according to the DSM-IV. In the case of benzodiazepine dependence, however, the continued use seems to be associated with the avoidance of unpleasant withdrawal …

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