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- Father-of-three teaching assistant died in bed of overdose days after pupil hit him with a CHAIR
Lee Sims, 31, was found unresponsive at his Bridgend home in December. His girlfriend called medics but the father-of-three, who had history of drug addiction
was pronounced dead
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020.
- Sinead O'Connor announces she's entering one year of rehab for trauma and addiction
Irish singer and songwriter Sinead O'Connor says she's entering one year of rehab to address addiction
and trauma from her past.
Fox News. Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020.
- Sinead O'Connor entering one-year 'trauma and addiction treatment programme'
Singer Sinead O'Connor has cancelled her gigs for 2021 and announced she is entering a one-year treatment programme for trauma and addiction
Sky News. Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020.
- Why are so many clever, privileged teenage girls on antidepressants?
Sleeping pill prescriptions for under-18s have increased by a third in two years, while the number of teens being treated for addiction
to anti-anxiety medication doubled between 2017 and 2018.
Daily Mail. Saturday, 7 Nov 2020.
- Should all drugs be decriminalized?
Reform advocates say treating drugs as a public health issue, rather than a criminal matter, is the best way to combat addiction
Yahoo. Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020.
- Sleep-deprived mice find cocaine more rewarding
Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction
. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new research.
Science Daily. Monday, 2 Nov 2020.
- This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?
An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.
New York Times. Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020.
- Drinking Too Much? How To Recognize And Treat Addiction During Covid-19
Drinking has increased significantly due to the current pandemic. Here, two experts offer their advice on how to diagnose whether your drinking has become a problem and treat if necessary, as well as how to avoid addiction
Forbes. Thursday, 22 Oct 2020.
Dougie is taking a new drug which blocks his craving for heroin and helps him break the cycle of drugs and crime.
BBC News. Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020.
- Workout for Change tackles Philly's gun violence, social justice issues through exercise
WORKOUTS FOR CHANGE: After overcoming homelessness, drug addiction
and weight gain, Tara Jean D'Antonio is making social justice her latest challenge -- using fitness to get bodies and minds right.
ABC News. Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020.
- Meghan Markle raises concerns about social media, says it's an 'addiction' for some users
Meghan Markle voiced her fears that social media has the same addiction
effects as drug users in a recent interview.
Fox News. Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020.
"The Road Up" follows four Chicagoans on their journey from struggling with addiction, homelessness and prison to independence with the help of a transformative program called Cara.
ABC News. Monday, 12 Oct 2020.
- Davina McCall likens menopause symptoms to former drug addiction
Davina McCall has said the symptoms she suffered when going through the menopause reminded her of when she was a drug addict.
Sky News. Monday, 12 Oct 2020.
- Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Addictive Right Now
QAnon, #TrumpCovidHoax and other conspiracy theories may be part of a larger authority crisis created by the internet.
New York Times. Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020.
- Is Facebook as addictive as cigarettes?
Former executive Tim Kendall told U.S. lawmakers that Facebook is "fundamentally addictive
... causing all kinds of mental health issues, and I think it's eroding aspects of society."
CBS News. Sunday, 4 Oct 2020.
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