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Co-Occurring Disorders

Double or Nothing: The Two Diseases That Want Me Dead

My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.

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Lake Bell Details Traumatic Home Birth To Destigmatize Psychiatric Meds

“I barely take Advil but I was like, this is absolutely imperative in order for me to function.”

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Addiction News

Morning Roundup: May 13, 2019

Berlin park designates drug-dealing spaces, Mexico unveils plan to decriminalize drugs, Men’s Health lists 40 male celebrities who don’t drink alcohol.

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Addiction News

Morning Roundup: May 8, 2019

Prison in lockdown after suspected overdose of 6 inmates, police officer keeps promise to take man golfing if he stayed sober, fentanyl is being used more with cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Addiction News

Can SSRIs Interfere With Opioid Pain Relief?

A new study examined whether patients who were on SSRIs received less pain relief from certain opioids. 

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Addiction News

Not Crazy: How I Overcame My Double Standard About Taking Psychiatric Medication

Women hold themselves to this standard where we’re supposed to be perfect. We all have our own image of what that should be, and it doesn’t involve taking psychiatric medication. I’m walking up Lexington Avenue towards the subway on a cold Manhattan winter day from my psychiatrist’s office. It’s a route I’ve walked for five…

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Addiction News

New Subtypes Of Depression Discovered

For a new study, researchers set out to identify the subtypes of depression using “life history and MRI data.” New research sheds some light on why not all depression can be treated with medication, according to Medical News Today.  Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan have identified…

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Addiction News

A Month of Heart Attacks: Withdrawing from Antidepressants

My doctor tells me not to worry. The medication is safe. I worry he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I worry this was a big mistake I made at 18 and am paying for the rest of my life. My obsessions start as small thoughts. Random sparks catching kindling in my mind, eventually blazing…

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Addiction News

Misuse Of Unapproved Antidepressant With Opioid-Like Effects Spikes

Though tianeptine isn’t FDA-approved, it’s not illegal and can be purchased online as a dietary supplement. An apparent spike in the use of an unapproved antidepressant called tianeptine is poisoning people who are looking to benefit from the drug’s mild opioid-like effects, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last…

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Addiction News

No More Psychotropic Drugs For Migrant Kids Without Consent, US Judge Rules

Several migrant children have given disturbing testimony about being forced to take psychotropic drugs at a facility in Texas. The Trump administration must end the practice of unreservedly administering psychotropic medication to migrant children in US custody. On Monday (July 30), US District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles ordered the government to obtain consent…