A new bill proposing reduced penalties for some drug offenses in Maine by classifying them as misdemeanors instead of felonies has sparked strong debate about how to deal with drug offenders. In many ways, the debate pits the more old-fashioned “war on drugs” approach against the growing trend toward reducing penalties and shifting the focus…Details
When in the presence of food, people affected by obesity demonstrate similar brain activity as that of people addicted to substances, researchers report. Obesity is a physical condition defined by a relative body weight high enough to pose serious risks to health and well-being. Rates of this condition are increasing throughout the U.S. and across…Details
Surveys looking at the rates at which men and women cheat on their romantic partners sometimes have widely varying results, but most agree that men cheat about two times as often as women cheat. However, further research has discovered that this is not the only difference between men and women when it comes to infidelity.…Details
Being able to spot the psychological and physical symptoms of heroin abuse could help you save the life of somebody you know, and this is especially important given the rising numbers of deaths attributed to the drug. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 2010 to 2012, the number of overdose deaths…Details
Michigan has a growing problem with the production and abuse of methamphetamine. The problem is particularly severe in southwest. For example, Kalamazoo County cops completed more meth lab busts in the first half of 2014 than the total number in each of the past four years—accounting for two-fifths of busts across the entire state. A…Details
Residential rehab facilities provide a safe environment where you can begin your recovery journey surrounded by addiction professionals and other people who are receiving treatment for substance abuse. When the time comes to leave residential rehab, you will need to take certain steps to be sure you stay on track.
Although an affair is one of the most painful betrayals of trust that anyone can experience, it does not always mean the end of a relationship. Frequently, both partners hope to save the relationship and stay together despite the loss of trust and underlying problems that may have contributed to the affair.
The addict has a restless brain, and substances or compulsive behaviors are used to self-regulate the overworked brain. That process eventually leads to a trail of destruction: lost jobs, failed marriages, neglected children, plundered fortunes.
The majority of people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) engage in a form of self-harm known as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Underlying reasons for this behavior can vary widely from person to person. In a study published in the journal Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation, researchers examined the factors that help predict non-suicidal self-injury…Details
A new flexible patch developed by the University of Massachusetts could track stress and fatigue among members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The technology is similar to that used by many professional and amateur athletes to track heart rates and calories burned during workouts. But instead of tracking a relatively short-term workout, the patch designed…Details