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For many of us, drinking alcohol is part and parcel of socialising with friends or relaxing after work, meaning we often forget it's a potentially debilitating drug. "Whilst drinking can sometimes bri...
Some things just belong in the '80s.
Louis Theroux's 'Dark States - Heroin Town' documentary offered an insight into how prescription drug addiction can swiftly spiral out of control, with an alarming number residents from Huntington, We...
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The drinking culture is pervasive and inescapable.
Charities, medical groups and politicians are voicing their displeasure at the plan.
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We have a solution that will help severely dependent people and it should no longer be ignored.
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Dopamine is one helluva drug.
Until that day arrives Al Capone will be smiling in his grave.
Reducing supply through innovation could help solve the issues.
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The global e-cigarette market is set to be worth $32 billion by 2021, and with the UK share reaching almost $6 billion, this alternative to tobacco cigarettes is increasingly popular among smokers. Bu...
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The silly season in Australian sport is 365 days a year.
The mother and son have now reunited.
In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a landmark report on tobacco and health that changed the course of American history, spurring the decline of smoking in the United States. More th...
Calls for the sterilisation of drug users are deeply concerning.
It's time to retire a failed approach.
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If you find social media is making you feel worse about your own life, it's time to take those feelings seriously. You might not want to distance yourself entirely, so here are some tips to assist you in managing your mindset around social media.
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Dax Shepard has two birthdays: the day he was born and the day he got sober. The "Parenthood" actor commemorated that second milestone on Thursday over social media with a loving message to wife Krist...
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As General Practitioners, my parents have been dealing drugs their whole lives. I was never smart enough to get into medicine (thankfully) but I did manage to find myself picking up the family business of dealing drugs at a young age.
The nation is simultaneously in the midst of a chronic pain epidemic and an opioid epidemic.
The cost of a treatment bed is far less than the cost of incarceration, which often is the alternative faced after months of addiction and waiting for treatment.
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Increasing evidence points to addictive-like behaviours when it comes to eating, which could explain our continuing issues when it comes to addressing obesity in Australia. Are we addressing the wrong issues when it comes to dealing with obesity?
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It happens to the best of us. You open a family-sized packet of gummy bears and a few Friends episodes later you’ve reached the bottom of the packet. For most adults and kids, eating a whole bag of lo...
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We've all heard of drug addicts, alcoholics and even sex addicts, but now there's an explanation for another form of a continuous self-destructive pattern: love addiction.
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Ever wondered what the most addictive drug is? In 2007, UK drug expert David Nutt and his colleagues asked a panel of addiction experts to score each drug by how addictive it was. UK neuroscience and...
Australians have become so addicted to their smartphones that businesses are being forced to implement phone bans during work hours to improve safety and boost productivity. And according to a workpla...
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Hip-hop artist Matt Colwell a.k.a ‘360’ has posted a brutally honest rap video about his recent history with drugs, the viral post reaching five million views in less than 24 hours. Simply entitled ‘S...
Last year, we couldn't face festivity. What we had to face was huge and cold, the hardest thing we'd ever admitted: our cherished younger daughter, the quirky little girl who made the wonky angel, was lost to us.