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Spfld clinic to start using acupuncture

A Springfield drug abuse clinic will start using acupuncture to help reduce addicts craving for drugs. Full story

Methadone a fix for prescription drug cravings but stigma exists

   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

Sex Addiction: Brain Waves Cast Doubt on Disorder

In the recently updated version of its hugely influential mental health handbook, the DSM-5, the American Psychiatric Association included new disorders like binge eating and hoarding, but left out sex addiction. Full story

Daniel Sunjata talks ‘Graceland’

   During an interview with theGrio, 41-year-old Sunjata talked about his new TV show and discussed the recent revelation that his character is battling an addiction to heroin.

Are you addicted to stress?

   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.

Need a digital detox? Try a ‘Facebook Diet’

   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

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  After star’s death, ‘Glee’ set to enter fifth season

“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.

  More women becoming addicted to painkillers

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

  'It's one day at a time'

Suzette Laufer discusses her addiction to pills and describes the moment she decided to get treatment. 

  Matthew Perry speaks out about addiction

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.

  Teens and texting: Are they addicted?

Dr. Nancy Snyderman and MIT psychologist Sherry Turkley explains why our fixation with smart phones raises serious concerns for our real relationships.

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