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The Psychology Of Addiction And The Factors That Affect It

A lot of people wonder what “makes” a person get addicted to substances. Although there is no clear cut answer to this, psychologists have devised the biopsychosocial model, which explains why certain people are more or less likely to become addicted. The biopsychosocial model comprises of three specific factors, which are biological, psychological and social. It is the synergy and interplay between these three factors, which is unique for each …Read More

How Americans With Alcohol And Drug Addiction May Benefit From The Health Care Reform

New data gathered by government officials suggests that there is a strong need for many Americans to have better access to addiction treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. The Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap Initiative suggests that there are millions of Americans who currently do not have coverage that would pay for inpatient or outpatient treatment as needed. If the health care reform is implemented properly however, this could help …Read More

Studies Show Heroin Use and Addiction Is Rising In America

Heroin is a drug that got its fame back in the 1970s and many believed that its use had dwindled over the years. Studies however, show that a major increase in heroin addiction can be seen. In Ohio, state law enforcement officials reported a 25 percent increase in heroin overdoses between 2008 and 2009 and those numbers are continuing to rise. In Washington state, a shipment of heroin is believed …Read More