1. Fasting helps you lose weight, control addiction.
The fasting period helps people to ditch or control their addiction to food, alcohol, smoking or even pornography. Since the fasting demands self-restraint during the day and performance of rituals in the night, the person does not get time for other activities. [ Deccan Herald ]
2.Middle Age Depression and Substance Abuse on the Rise.
New research does not paint a pretty picture for some Generation X-ers as they enter middle age. Vanderbilt University investigators discovered that indicators of despair — depression, suicidal ideation, drug use, and alcohol abuse — are increasing among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups. [ Psych Central ]
3. Free youth substance abuse prevention program set for May 10.
The Grangeville Police Department will offer an informational program about youth substance abuse prevention Friday, May 10, 6 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Center. [ Idaho County Free Press ]
4. The trouble with new drugs.
When a drug is approved by the FDA, it may seem like it’s only a matter of time before some unexpected side effects are discovered. Perhaps it seems that way because it’s true! According to a study of all drugs approved between 2001 and 2010, the FDA announced alerts, warnings, or recalls on about one-third of them in the years after their approval. [ Health Harvard ]
5. Will Illinois Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana This Year?
One of the major marijuana adult-use legalization storylines of 2019 has been the battle to legalize cannabis in Illinois. While the debate has been ongoing for a couple of years, there are several reasons the prospects for adult-use legalization are better for Illinois this year. [ The Marijuana Times ]
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