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Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Short writing exercises reliving happy moments boosted the moods of adults recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. “Recovery is hard,” said lead author Bettina B. Hoeppner, senior research scientist at the institute and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. “For the… Read More »

Ketamine infusions could treat depression – even in people who suffer from anxiety and addiction

Ketamine infusions could work better than antidepressants for patients with hard-to-treat depression, anxiety and substance abuse Two new studies suggest that ketamine still treats depression in patients that also suffer anxiety and depression  Most traditional antidepressants are not as effective in patients that also have anxiety – which make up some 60 percent of depressed… Read More »

Viewpoints: The FDA Isn’t Up To The Task Of Reining In The Opioid Epidemic; The Downside Of Taking Children From Parents In Drug Treatment

Editorial writers weigh in on these and other health care topics. The Washington Post: This Is Why The Federal Government Has A Hard Time Regulating Prescription Opioids This past week, President Trump argued on national television that to end the opioid epidemic, Congress needed to fund the building of a wall at the United States’… Read More »