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New Drug Prevention Program Identifies Personality Traits For Addiction

predict who are at risk for addictionResearchers in Canada have discovered a link between certain personality traits in children and the tendency to develop an addiction later in life. They are now rolling out a program that targets these high risk traits for addiction before they can cause problems.

The results are heartening and the identified traits can give us clues about risky behaviours in adults we should look out for in the workplace. (more…)

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Mass Overdose in Gold Coast Causing Worry About New Psychoactive Drugs

person hospitalised for overdoseSixteen people were hospitalised on the Gold Coast last weekend after taking drugs in what is called a terrible case of mass overdose. Police believe the unknown drug is a variant of MDMA called “flakka”, but there is no hard evidence yet that all of them took the same drugs.  (more…)

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TV Personality’s Struggle With Alcoholism – What We Can Learn

tv presenter admits to alcohol addictionNobody had a clue that this Australian TV personality was hiding a dark secret for several years, until one click of the wrong button revealed to the world her lifelong struggle with alcohol addiction. Four years later, she opened up about her story of addiction and recovery, and we look at what this might mean for us in the workplace. (more…)

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11 Dangerous Myths About Marijuana At Work

marijuana at workWith marijuana being legalised left and right, it is not surprising for the public to start believing that it is indeed not only not dangerous, but perhaps even beneficial to one’s health. That, however, is the farthest thing from the truth.

While Marijuana may not be as harmful as, say, harder drugs like ice, marijuana still carries with it a number of dangers, especially when you look at it in the context of the workplace.

In these days of legalised marijuana, so many myths about the drug abound. Let’s take a look at some of those dangerous myths about marijuana at work, including one that is a flat-out lie.

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How Drug Addiction Affects the Brain

drug addiction affects the brainHave you ever wondered why drug addicts continue taking their preferred substance despite all the damage it has done and will continue to do? Let’s take a look how exactly drug addiction affects the brain.

The decision to take the drugs for the very first time may be a choice. Continuous drug use, however, isn’t, because at a certain point, it’s the brain that takes over. From then on the brain tells its owner to continue using the drug regardless of the consequences.

Essentially, drugs rewire the brain and make it want more. Let’s take a closer look at how addiction affects the brain.

Find out about that one natural chemical that plays a critical role in the whole drug addiction process.

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Rio 2016 : No More Doping Please

Rio 2016The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are now underway. It’s has been four years since we saw the world’s most gifted athletes battle each other in their respective sports. Now we get to see veterans and newbies alike compete on the world’s biggest sporting stage, again.

Like most people, we always hope that this time around, there will be less doping. In fact, we’re hoping there will be no more doping during Rio 2016. That, however, may that may sound like a bit of wishful thinking.

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