Prescription monitoring system widespread in New Jersey

Nearly 85 percent of physicians in New Jersey now have access to the state’s prescription monitoring system, which is designed to help fight prescription drug abuse, according to a news article

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Holidays pose risks to addicts

It’s supposed to be a time of light and cheer, but the holiday season is high-risk for addicts, according to Narconon Freedom Center.

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Social media addiction, substance abuse, linked

Lately there has been a lot of publicity about addictions to technology. Now, a new study has linked heavy social media use with addictive behaviors and substance abuse.

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Obamacare pushes investors toward treatment centers

An increased number of investors are channeling their funds toward treatment centers, driven by the increased market for the centers under The Affordable Care Act, according to Reuters.

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Smoking interferes with alcohol treatment

People who smoke have shorter and less successful stays in alcohol treatment centers, according to a recent study

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Home-based recovery program shows promise

A Connecticut recovery program in which patients remain in their own homes has shown early promise

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Mentally ill more likely to test positive for HIV

People with a mental illness are more likely to test positive for HIV than the general population is, according to a new study from the Center for Disease Control.

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UK approves drug to treat alcoholism

The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved a once-a-day drug that is aimed at reducing the urge to drink.

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In Vermont, more seeking treatment for opiate addiction than alcoholism.

For the first time, more people in Vermont have sought treatment for opiate addiction than have sought treatment for alcoholism, according to the state’s Health Department.

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Children’s Book tackles addiction

A new children’s book about a piggy with a pickle problem is tackling addiction on a level that kids can understand.

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