Addiction and Eating Disorders – A Dual Diagnosis

Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, and addiction used to be considered unrelated. When both were present in a patient, mental health professionals used to focus more on the substance abuse as it was deemed the primary and more dangerous affliction. Recent studies, however, have revealed a direct connection between the two. In fact,…

Curing Addiction with a Pill?

A new pill called Nalmefene has been created and reportedly can significantly decrease one’s desire to consume alcohol. It works by blocking particular receptors in our brain that produce the feeling of pleasure from drinking alcoholic beverages. It is being pushed as the pill that could cure alcohol or opioid drug addiction. Is this good…