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Belsomra (suvorexant) is the first orexin receptor antagonist approved for insomnia.
Nonmedical prescription opiate use is linked to the dramatic increase in heroin use from 2007 to 2012, according to a study from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research.
A staggering portion of the homeless who are alcohol dependent began drinking as children and cited their drinking as the main cause of their homelessness.
Individuals with alcohol use disorders are twice as likely as those without a history of problem drinking to suffer from memory loss in the future.
Researchers debunked the long-standing premise that there is a strong association between mental illness and crime by determining substance addiction is a stronger predictor of recidivism among offenders.
While scientists have previously identified the changes to brain tissue and organs caused by alcoholism, a team of researchers has now shown the long-term neurological effects of excessive drinking on a molecular level.
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