Addiction

Opioid | Longevity LIVE

The opioid epidemic is a serious, growing crisis that continues to threaten global health. In fact, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 45 000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2017 (1). Also, prescription opioids often become gateway drugs leading individuals to heavier

While January is supposed to be a breath of fresh air, a brand-new page and a chance to start over, for many people it just represents a gloomy, dark tunnel they need to wrestle through – one that often seems to have no end. A new study also indicates that

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Following the dietary sins of the festive holidays, many have adopted the first month of the year as Dry January. First coined by UK’s Alcohol Concern organization in 2013,  Dry January has become a movement in which drinkers give up alcohol for the entire month of January. While some drinkers

Addiction | Longevity LIVE

We don’t hear enough about how drug and alcohol addiction affects the aging process. So says clinical psychologist Dr Sandrina Haeck, who explains that they affect our brain, skin, organs, nutrition and sleep. According to Haeck, alcohol abuse shrinks the brain, causing poor memory, visual issues and confusion. Excessive drinking

addiction | Longevity LIVE

Alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, tik and heroin. These are some of the most commonly used substances in South Africa and elsewhere, and they always leave ruined lives in their wake. The word ‘addiction’ has its roots in a Latin term meaning ‘enslaved’ or ‘bound to’. This is accurate, as a person suffering from substance

Addiction | Longevity LIVE

We don’t hear enough about how addiction to drugs and alcohol affect the aging process. So says clinical psychologist Dr Sandra Haeck, who explains that they affect or brain, skin, organs, nutrition and sleep. According to Haeck, alcohol abuse shrinks the brain, causing poor memory, visual issues and confusion. Excessive

Addiction | Longevity LIVE

This guide includes the most important health conditions and external factors that may speed up the aging process – from how they occur to their symptoms and how to treat or avoid them. On this page you will find the first one: addiction. A = Addiction We don’t hear enough

e-cigarette

The FDA has announced its plan to extend tobacco regulations to include e-cigarettes as well as other tobacco products such as hookahs, pipe tobacco, little cigars and premium cigars. Previously the laws only enforced the regulation of traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. The new rule will not come into effect