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Dude Gets Disability Benefits for His Addiction to Heavy Metal

A Swedish man was recently awarded unemployment benefits after getting his addiction to heavy metal music classified as a disability.

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Are Older Adults the New Face of Addiction?

One generally associates the onset of drug and alcohol addiction with the recklessness of youth.

However, two new studies are challenging those assumptions, with findings suggesting that older folks are also quite susceptible to addiction’s trap.

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Is Text Messaging the Newest Cure for Addiction?

It turns out suffers from alcohol dependency might be able to kick the habit by doing what comes natural… texting. Yup, a new study has found actual evidence that there may be a health benefit to text messaging.

Research with young problem drinkers found those who sent and received weekly text messages tracking their alcohol consumption drank less at the end of the 12-week program than they did at the beginning.

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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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