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Category: Addiction

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December 27, 2017

Should You Take a “Dry January”?

Quitting drinking cold turkey for a month can result in some immediate health benefits, but it’s not a safe step for heavy drinkers.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Wellness

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December 15, 2017

Prescribed Opioid Painkillers? Ask These Questions

Ask your doctor these questions so you can minimize pain and your risk of addiction.

Addiction, Pain

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November 30, 2017

UNC’s Bowles Alcohol Research Center Can Keep Doing Good Work

UNC's Bowles Alcohol Research center is helping us understand alcohol's effects on the brain, with lots of help from the NIH.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, News, Research

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November 16, 2017

Trying to Quit Smoking, Again

Like most people, Kathie Reeves has tried multiple times to give up cigarettes. With help from UNC, she’s hoping this time works.

Addiction, Diabetes, Health, Wellness

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