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What is Anxiety

What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. For example, you may feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They are a group of mental illnesses, and the distress they cause can keep you from carrying …

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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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Jessica Simpson, on 'Today' show, details past addiction issues: I 'didn’t recognize myself'

Jessica Simpson, on ‘Today’ Show, details past addiction issues: I ‘didn’t recognize myself’

Jessica Simpson sat down with “Today” show host Hoda Kotb and spoke honestly about the struggles she faced with alcoholism, which she details in her upcoming memoir, “Open Book.” “I had started a spiral and I couldn’t catch up with myself,” the former reality TV star said during the sit-down, airing in full on Wednesday. …

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Palm Beach Detox Florida Kratom

Kratom is widely available in gas stations, despite experts’ warnings of addiction, risks

There’s not much solid data about how widespread the use of a psychoactive plant called kratom is in the U.S. But if what Dr. Marvin Seppala is seeing in addiction treatment centers all over the country is any indication, use of kratom isn’t just on the rise; it’s becoming normalized. “What we’re seeing is regular …

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Construction Crews Have High Odds for Opioid Abuse

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Hard-hat jobs are tough and demanding, often entailing intense physical labor performed in dangerous situations.But a new study finds construction work also comes with another danger: An increased risk of drug abuse. Construction workers and miners are much more likely than people in other professions to misuse opioids, cocaine and marijuana, …

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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. Some 16 medical professionals, including six doctors and seven pharmacists, were charged in the schemes, which featured one pharmacy in Houston that illegally dispensed …

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Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis.

The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside the Nile two millennia ago and transported to the Met, brick by brick, as a gift from the Egyptian government. The space, which …

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