Publisher: USA Today


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The science of addiction: How opioids — and environment — change the brain

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Opiate drugs, which come from the opium poppy flower, and synthetic, or man-made, opioids also can trigger that brain process in the mesolimbic system. The drugs attach to certain specialized proteins on the same receptor brain cells where the pleasure-causing chemicals the body naturally makes normally attach. So can other drugs, including alcohol — but… Read More


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Religious Groups Help Transform Addiction from Moral Failure to Treatable Disease

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NASHVILLE — Religious groups across the USA have long helped recovering addicts through 12-step programs and nonprofits that hire recovering addicts. But now, many are turning their sights on the opioid crisis gripping the nation, and experts say they can do more to fight the epidemic. Barriers to treatment particularly cause anxiety to people who have endured decades… Read More


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Memphis mobile market creates oasis in food desert

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Additionally, the Machine has partnered with nursing students from the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee and Southwest Tennessee Community College to provide health education.