Addiction Experts Say Coronavirus Isolation is Trigger for Relapse

Addiction experts say they are worried the isolation required to combat the coronavirus pandemic is a national relapse trigger, The New York Times reports. Some experts say the ban on group gatherings will soon lead to a rise in drug overdoses. “When we provide treatment, we talk about relapse triggers,” said Dr.…

How long does it take to detox from alcohol?

When a person is dependent on alcohol, not drinking can be a challenge. An alcohol detox occurs once a person stops drinking, and alcohol starts to leave the person’s system. But how long does the detox process take? While a person goes through alcohol detox, they can develop several symptoms…

Oxycodone: How long does it stay in the system?

Oxycodone is a highly addictive opioid medication that can treat short- and long-term pain. How long it stays in a person’s system depends on several factors. People who use oxycodone may worry about its effects on employer drug tests. They may also wonder how long it will remain in breast…

Smell changes memory processing and could treat trauma

The nature of memory is one of the biggest mysteries of neuroscience. Memories are at the basis of who we are, and how the brain processes and consolidates them is the subject of work around the globe. A recent study from Boston University’s Center for Systems Neuroscience has shown the power of…

How to look after your mental health during a pandemic

As part of the global response to the pandemic, the citizens of many countries are having to stay at home. However, prolonged isolation can take its toll on mental health. In this Special Feature, mental well-being advocates share their top tips on what you can do to cope with anxiety…