Over 7,000 bags of heroin seized near school in New Jersey
Over 7,000 bags of heroin seized near school in New Jersey
Sep 22, 2017

The illegal drug sales market has suffered another blow. In a major drug bust, the police recently seized over 7,000 bags of heroin, along with ecstasy, crack cocaine and marijuana, near a high school in New Jersey (NJ). The booty recovered by the police after a raid at 217 park Avenue on Sept 19, 2017,

9 out of 10 doctors in medical schools unprepared to prescribe medical marijuana
9 out of 10 doctors in medical schools unprepared to prescribe medical marijuana
Sep 22, 2017

Marijuana is legal for medical purposes in 29 American states, but doctors lack the expertise and knowledge about using weed for therapeutic purposes and hesitate to prescribe marijuana-based treatment, says a recent survey. The study involving curriculum deans from 101 colleges reported graduates’ unpreparedness to accept medical marijuana as an effective way to treat Americans

National Yoga Month: Yoga helps reconnect with oneself while recovering from addiction
National Yoga Month: Yoga helps reconnect with oneself while recovering from addiction
Sep 22, 2017

Conventional approaches for maintaining sobriety advocate suppression of cravings for harmful substances. However, these programs do not encompass a body-mind approach to long-lasting recovery. This often results in recovering individuals continuing to struggle with pain, physical woes, body imbalances and relapses. High relapse rates for substance abuse have compelled addiction specialists and individuals in recovery

Survey finds high number of Brits cannot do without alcohol during holidays
Survey finds high number of Brits cannot do without alcohol during holidays
Sep 18, 2017

A recent survey by travel search firm Kayak has revealed that 28 percent of Brits want to drink alcohol while on a holiday. The findings also revealed that almost 10 percent of British travelers, on previous accounts, spent higher on alcohol than on their flights and accommodations. All these figures indicate the cause of rising

5 life-changing strategies to boost one’s mental health
5 life-changing strategies to boost one’s mental health
Sep 22, 2017

Mental health is an individual’s psychological and emotional state of mind. It plays a major role in defining how an individual thinks, feels or acts in different life situations. It is not defined just by the absence of any mental health issue, but also includes his/her ability to handle stress and deal positively with different

World Alzheimer’s Month: Researchers find way to block Alzheimer’s in its earliest stage
World Alzheimer’s Month: Researchers find way to block Alzheimer’s in its earliest stage
Sep 19, 2017

After conducting a series of intensive research to decode the reasons leading to Alzheimer’s, a study team at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical School seems to have found the bottom line on which efforts to arrest the progression of the disease can be based. The researchers found that anomalous deposits of proteins –

Such is the menace of drug abuse in the United States that the federal government currently spends about $5 billion annually on substance abuse treatment. And if treatment is to be made available to each patient of substance use disorder (SUD), the government will have to spend a mind-boggling $700 billion approximately over the next decade. As a nation, there is a need to give much more attention to the problem that claims more lives than guns or cars or suicide and is the greatest contributor to homelessness, child welfare cases, crime, emerg
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Comedian Patton Oswalt credits daughter for saving him from alcohol addiction after wife’s death
Comedian Patton Oswalt credits daughter for saving him from alcohol addiction after wife’s death
Sep 01, 2017
Famous for his roles in “The King of Queens” and “Ratatouille”, American stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt, in a recent interview with the Playboy magazine credited his eight-year-old daughter,
Leap of faith: How long jumper Luvo Manyonga fought addiction and won world title
Leap of faith: How long jumper Luvo Manyonga fought addiction and won world title
Aug 29, 2017
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw Life, they say, is what you make of it. Nothing proves this more aptly than the success of South A
Guiding spirit: New York Senate leader seeks treatment for his alcohol problem
Guiding spirit: New York Senate leader seeks treatment for his alcohol problem
Aug 28, 2017
The biggest hurdle to the treatment of any addiction is the denial of its existence and refusal to seek help. If a person suffering from an addiction is able to overcome this hurdle, it is like winnin