Perspective: Kicking Drugs After Columbia Bust – TIME Healthland

Perspective: Kicking Drugs After Columbia Bust – TIME Healthland: “Research now shows that differences in social status have profound physiological effects: those lower in any hierarchy are more vulnerable to depression, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, addictions, some cancers and many other disorders. And it’s not just that people of lower status and power engage in unhealthy behaviors that lead to such health problems: similar differences in disease risk are found even in baboons, who cannot binge on alcohol, other drugs or junk food in an attempt to self-medicate status distress.”

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