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Drinking Declines As Smoking Declines

New research suggests encouraging people to kick the habit of smoking may have another positive effect as well.

3 hours ago

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Attached To Your Phone? You Might Be Addicted

Can’t tear yourself away from your smartphone? A new study claims you could be addicted.

09/04/2014

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Doctors And Dentists Don’t Urge Patients To Quit Smoking

Talking about the importance of patients quitting smoking may be one of the most important roles of the physician, yet most are mum on the subject.

08/22/2014

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Legal Medications Being Used To Get High

There was a time when illegal drugs were a major problem with young adults. They still are but now there are equal concerns about legal medications to get high.

07/09/2014

Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program that allows police in certain counties to carry and administer the drug Narcan. (credit: CBS3)

Camden Officers Carrying Life-Saving Drug That ‘Cancels’ Overdoses

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week expanded a pilot program to allow every state police officer to carry the nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that can literally save the life of someone overdosing on narcotics.

06/22/2014

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Addictive Painkiller Is Number One Prescription Drug In America

What do you think is the most prescribed drug in America today?

06/20/2014

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Treatment Research Institute

Dr. Kim Kirby of the Treatment Research Institute and Tisha Miller, a family specialist, offers advice to parents who’s children are suffering from addiction.

04/21/2014

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Managing End-Of-Life Pain

There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.

04/04/2014

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Former Philly Health Dept. Employee Who Turned To Crime Gets Cut A Break At Sentencing

The defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.

03/22/2014

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Drop Off Boxes Offer A Secure And Anonymous Way To Fight Drug Abuse

Over the last six months the partnership for a drug free New Jersey has been installing permanent drop off boxes for prescription drugs.

03/10/2014

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Police In Ocean County Being Trained On New Drug That Could Treat Heroin Overdoses

Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.

03/05/2014

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Managing Pain In Final Stages Of Cancer

Narcotics may be the only humane way to deal with severe pain at the end of life.

01/09/2014

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Prescription Drug Abuse Leads To Monitoring Of Pain Meds

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.

11/06/2013

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Temple University Professor Uses Flower Petals To Heal

Plants may be the solution to balancing your system and reducing stress.

11/03/2013

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Brotherly Love: Myra’s Place

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.

10/22/2013

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