Opiate Addiction in Teens

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A Michigan State University study shows that 14- and 15-year-olds are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a 12-month period after using them extra-medically, or beyond the prescribed amount. The study found that out of about 42,000 respondents, they found that 14- and 15-year-olds were two to three times more…

A New Drug for Chronic Pain?

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HOPEFULLY….. A brain region controlling whether we feel happy or sad, as well as addiction, is remodeled by chronic pain, reports a new study. And in a significant breakthrough, scientists have developed a new treatment that restores this region and dramatically lessens pain symptoms in an animal model. The new treatment combines two FDA-approved drugs:…