Addiction

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death


While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death

Did you know that according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 88,000 people “die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States”? In fact, recent statistics show that alcohol abuse costs the United States roughly $250 billion a year, three quarters of that cost due to binge drinking. “Globally, alcohol misuse is the fifth leading risk...
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How to Protect Yourself from Fentanyl Overdose

How to Protect Yourself from Fentanyl Overdose

After a recent cluster of more than forty overdoses and ten fatalities in the Sacramento area, officials are scrambling to find solutions for addicts that will save their lives. These overdoses and deaths were caused by the drug fentanyl, an opioid that is among the strongest available. Usually prescribed to patients in a hospital setting for post-operative pain or given as patches to cancer patients with significant pain to manage, fentanyl is one of the...
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Addiction

Om More: 3 Signs You Need to Start Meditating 

It’s natural to do what’s pressing and put off activities that give longer term results. But that may not be what’s best for us. A group of neuroscientists from Harvard recently published a study that shows you don’t have to wait forever for “long-term benefits.” The scientists observed significant changes in the brains of 16 participants who agreed to practice mindfulness meditation every day for only 8 weeks. That’s eight weeks to significant positive benefits. Do you want those kinds of changes too?...
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