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Advice for Lessening Your Pandemic Anxiety

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is an experience that is unprecedented in our lifetime. It is having a pervasive effect due to how mysterious, potentially dangerous, and sustained it is. We don’t know how bad it’s going to get …

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COVID-19 Prompts ‘Lifesaving’ Policy Change for Opioid Addiction

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: UPDATED MARCH 20, 2020 — In the face of the US COVID-19 pandemic, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced further policy changes with respect to at-home treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Last week, the agency …

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Oppo’s New Age-Based System to Combat Smartphone Gaming Addiction: Report

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Oppo has introduced a new system to help curb the smartphone gaming addiction rampant among youngsters. This comes as manufacturers, developers, and governments alike are in efforts to tackle smartphone gaming addiction. The new anti-gaming addiction system from Oppo asks users to verify themselves in order to restrict purchases according …

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Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

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Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. “Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths due to opioids and stops …

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U.S. Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Over Two Decades

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By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, a new government study shows. “I think the rise in heroin use is probably precipitated by prescription opioid abuse. …

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Can Siri or Alexa Help You Beat Addiction? Don’t Count on It

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Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri are little help for people seeking information about how to quit drinking, smoking, vaping or taking opioids, a new study finds. “Alexa can already fart on demand, why can’t it and …

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Siri and Alexa Probably Can’t Help Beat Addiction

Siri and Alexa Probably Can't Help Beat Addiction

TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri are little help for people seeking information about how to quit drinking, smoking, vaping or taking opioids, a new study finds. “Alexa can already fart on demand, why can’t it and other intelligent virtual assistants also …

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