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Demi Lovato Speaks Up About Mental Health and Addiction

Singer Demi Lovato, who lives with bipolar disorder and is three years sober, encourages the public to be vocal about mental health in a new campaign.

Former NFL Players File Painkiller Lawsuit Against Teams

NFL players allege that teams pushed them to use painkillers to stay in the game, regardless of the risks.

Methamphetamine Use on the Rise in San Diego

San Diego County is experiencing a surge in methamphetamine use, reports the Los Angeles Times. Deaths from meth use increased 55% from 2008 to 2012.

Why Stress Plus Cigarettes May Equal Binge Drinking

According to a new study, stress hormones plus tobacco may prompt a person to drink alcohol to excess. The study found that nicotine upsets the usual flow of dopamine when a person drinks.

New Studies Shed Light on Link Between Alcoholism, Mood

Do already-depressed people use alcohol to self-medicate, or does alcohol actually make you depressed? Two new studies shed light on the question, examining the links between mood and alcoholism.

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