There are many types of addiction. First there are substance addictions, where people are hooked on alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, nicotine, or some other chemical concoction. Then there are behavioral addictions, also called process addictions, where people are hooked on the neurochemical rush produced by a particular activity (eating, shopping, gambling, having sex, etc.) [...]
There may soon be a new drug available to treat pain, but less appealing to those who may be using it for a high.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently published a report on the link between opioid abuse and mood and anxiety disorders. The study was recently highlighted in the Journal of Psychological Medicine. Their results determined that those who suffer from common disorders such as panic disorder, bipolar and depression often have [...]
While the majority of chronic pain sufferers need only concern themselves with pain management, a small segment could face a double whammy in the form of opioid addiction. A recent study conducted by Geisinger Health System and New York University researchers found that 35% of patients with chronic pain who were being treated with opioid [...]