Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.
Plants may be the solution to balancing your system and reducing stress.
People who are recovering from addiction need help and support, but often that help is hard to find, especially for women. So, a Prospect Park woman started a place for them and she created it in the name of a friend who disappeared.
The growing addiction problem is adding to the number of emergency room visits, rescue calls, treatment placements and deaths in Philadelphia every year.
A recent study revealed why some new moms just want to “gobble up” any adorable newborn that crosses their path.
The hospital-based treatment program, led by renowned Internet-addiction expert and Psy.D. Kimberly Young, will be run by Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, Allegheny County.
When it comes to pipe and cigar smoking, a significant number of people believe there are no risks. They’re wrong.
The addictive personality is associated with compulsive gambling, drinking, drugs, smoking and other problematic lifestyles.
Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol and family history but cigarette smoking is the major lifestyle intervention that can damage the heart.
In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.
No shortage of cigarette regulations. But what about e-cigarettes?
The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.
Without smoke, e-cigarettes are potentially safer than cigarettes and could help smokers quit but the studies are just starting.
A blue ribbon panel will look into a lot more than just gun control in New Jersey as the state attempts to address security concerns in light of last month’s carnage at a Connecticut grade school.
There is no doubt that people prone to excess gambling, drinking or drug use can switch from one vice to another. Those who do this are said to have addictive personalities. And now, researchers are trying to determine a physical cause.