Recently, Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop opened in the neighborhood of Dorchester. While a lot of people are excited about this new development, could this dispensary do more harm than good?
States and the US as a whole are desperate to get control of the opioid epidemic. One study found that Medicaid expansion is linked to a decline in opioid overdose deaths. Could this continue to be part of the solution for Massachusetts?
Scientists have attempted to understand the origins of alcoholism and addiction within the brain, and one new study has linked a brainstem circuit with compulsive alcohol abuse. There may be more causes for alcoholism within the brain than previously thought.
Millions of Americans struggle with alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism. But what are the health risks of alcoholism or heavy drinking? Cancer, liver disease, heart conditions, and many other health problems have been linked to alcohol abuse.
The opioid epidemic grabs headlines, but it’s not the only drug teens and young adults are addicted to. Other commonly abused drugs among those aged 18 to 25 include marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. Sobriety is possible with help from drug and alcohol rehab in Massachusetts.
As addiction is worsening nationwide, the technologies to combat these challenges are improving. Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts shares information regarding the latest in drug addiction treatment technology, including VR for addiction treatment