Personality Disorder, Alcoholism Put Opioid Addicts at Increased Risk of Death

People with opioid addiction or opioid abuse have increased chances of dying when they also have co-existing problems with alcohol use disorder or a personality disorder, according to recent findings from a team of British researchers. Broadly speaking, people affected by opioid use disorder (diagnosable opioid abuse and/or addiction) have higher chances of dying prematurely…

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Overprescribing, Addiction to Blame for Painkiller Epidemic

A new study has investigated the continuing opioid abuse crisis—largely fuelled by prescription painkillers—and has suggested that overprescribing and addiction are driving overdose deaths rather than non-medical abuse. The opioid problem has been growing for some time across the U.S., with overdose rates more than doubling between 1999 and 2013 and with just over half…

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People With History of Substance Abuse More Likely to Misuse Prescription Painkillers

New evidence from a group of American researchers points to drastically increased risks for prescription opioid addiction in people who already have a history of substance abuse related to the consumption of non-opioid substances. Prescription opioid addiction is a pressing and fairly widespread problem in American society. In a study published in February 2015 in…

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Dual Diagnosis: Where Mental Heath And Substance Use Converge

When you’re researching mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, you may wonder, “What is dual diagnosis?” If you or a loved one struggle with both mental health and substance use, it’s key to find a treatment center that specializes in dual diagnosis. At Recovery Ranch TN, we’re proud to offer top-notch dual diagnosis care…

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What Helps Predict Treatment Success for Women With PTSD?

Recent findings from a team of American researchers indicate that responses in the body’s involuntary nervous system can help predict which women will recover from PTSD. Current evidence indicates that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have increased chances of benefiting from treatment when they form a bond called a therapeutic alliance with their therapists.…

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