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Looking at Addiction and Suicide Through the Lens of Brain Science

The New York Times reported that drugs, alcohol, and suicide together claimed more than 150,000 American lives in 2017. The grim statistic, attributed to two public health nonprofit groups, was based on mortality data compiled by the U.S. CDC. Suicides accounted for over 47,000 of these deaths. Read what Dr. Nora Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and BBRF Scientific Council Member has to say about this.

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Brain Gears Drug Addiction

By all accounts, drug addiction across America has reached epidemic proportions. More than 22 million people suffer from substance abuse problems, and in 2014, over 43,000 died from unintentional drug overdoses in the United States. Despite these tragic numbers, there are few effective treatments for recovery, and relapse rates are high.

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