The number of those addicted to pain killers continues to climb. In some cases pill addiction is the second most treated addiction behind alcohol. For those who can't stop taking the powerful meds there are treatments that can work, including the most common one used for heroin addicts. Full story
Everyone feels stressed out from time to time, often experience such symptoms as headaches, difficulty concentrating, and even insomnia. But can you get addicted to the charged-up feeling stress often brings? Dr. Adam Perlman of Duke University discusses the effects chronic stress can have on us.
Author Gemini Adams’ book “The Facebook Diet” uses funny cartoons to depict people who are addicted to social media and offers a tongue-in-cheek approach on how to kick the habit. Two of TODAY’s top tweeters, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, see if they can handle a 24 hours detox. TODAY.com’s Kyle
“That’s the big question,” E!’s Alicia Quarles told NBC’s Kate Snow, saying it’s too early to tell how the death of star Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson, will affect the show.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging health care professionals to cut back on the amount of painkillers they prescribe, particularly to women, as new research has found women are becoming addicted at alarming rates. NBC’s Tom Costello reports and Dr. Nancy Snyderman comments on
Suzette Laufer discusses her addiction to pills and describes the moment she decided to get treatment.
In a recent interview, the actor opened up about struggling with addiction and helping others by transforming his home into a rehab center. TODAY’s Natalie Morales and Willie Geist chat about more hot topics making headlines.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman and MIT psychologist Sherry Turkley explains why our fixation with smart phones raises serious concerns for our real relationships.
La Aung looks out from inside a bamboo cell called the "Special Prayer Room", where he is locked in for his first week at the Youth for Christ Centre for heroin addicts, near Naung Chein in Myanmar's Kachin state July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A former drug addict produces bags from used materials at "Gabarage", a company helping with re-integration into the job market, in Vienna June 14, 2013. The political commitment to fight unemployment, a solid export-based economy and a long tradition of cooperation between labour and employers help
Drug addicts stand waiting for officials to enter as a policeman sits in the middle before a performance, ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, at a drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Woo (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH
Hada Smith, 59, cries as Judge Michael Tynan, 73, speaks at her graduation at the Second Chance Women's Re-entry Court in Los Angeles, April 19, 2013. After being a heroin addict for 42 years, and arrested 92 times, Smith is now clean. The court program is one of the first in the U.S. to focus on w