Opioid Antagonists: A Key to Many Disorders

(DGIwire) – Illegal drug use in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions. According to data published by Quest Diagnostics, the share of workers testing positive for illicit drug use has reached the highest level in a decade, driven by increases in detection of amphetamines, cocaine and heroin. Meanwhile, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

Binge-Eating Disorder: 4 Questions to Ask

(DGIwire) – What’s the most common eating disorder in America—is it anorexia or bulimia? Guess again: according to Self magazine, binge-eating disorder (BED) affects more people than anorexia and bulimia combined. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), BED affects 3.5 percent of U.S. women, 2 percent of men and 1.6 percent of adolescents. […]

Opioid Abuse, Gambling, Binge Eating: Could a Nasal Spray Help?

(DGIwire) – What do opioid abuse, addictive behaviors like gambling, and binge eating have in common? Each is a chronic relapsing brain disease, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and million of Americans experience at least one of them. Here is a snapshot of each type of these destructive behaviors: Substance abuse disorders: […]

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