Story | Sep 17, 2014 | 7:48 PM
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Story | Sep 18, 2014 | 9:13 AMNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who manage to get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of becoming addicted to something else in the future than people who never overcame the first substance use disorder, according to a new study."The results are surprising, they cut against conventional clinical lore which holds that people who stop one addiction are at increased risk of picking up a new one," said senior author Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. "The results challenge the old stereotype that people switch or substitute addictions but never truly overcome them," Olfson told Reuters Health by email.
Story | Sep 17, 2014 | 1:55 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more than twice as likely as women without the disorder to be addicted to food, according to a new study. The results don't necessarily mean that PTSD causes...
Story | Sep 17, 2014 | 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog If you've ever smoked and tried to quit, you know how hard it can be. Nicotine is so addictive that smoking, or using tobacco in other forms, may be the toughest unhealthy habit to break. But it's possible to quit. Just ask the...
Story | Sep 16, 2014 | 6:49 PM