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3 Ways to Help a Loved One Get Help For Substance Abuse

One of the most layered dilemmas surrounding drug abuse is knowing someone who needs help, and not being able to convince them to go to rehabilitation therapy. The Huffington Post recently published a list of suggestions for loved ones to help speed along the healing process. We have a few...

Cocaine Addiction Treatment May Be on the Horizon

In an international effort endeavored by American and Australian universities, a treatment (akin to methadone, suboxone, and buprenorphine) may be on the horizon for people suffering from cocaine addiction. The University of Colorado Boulder and University of Adelaide are cultivating revolutionary researchers like Dr. Alexis Northcutt (Uni. of Colorado) and...

Marijuana Has Been Proven to be Addictive

“So you think marijuana isn’t addictive?” is an article published by the Chicago Tribune that confirms the “happy drug” is in fact, addictive. 17% of people who use the drug will become addicted to it. In light that marijuana is becoming legalized for recreational uses, we may see a rise...

Prescription Drug Abuse, Smoking and Drinking Stats Drop Among Teens According to Recent Survey

As of December 16, 2014; according to the publication on FoxCT.com; CNN confirms that the federal government made a statement saying, “Teens are no longer upholding their notorious reputation.” A week ago, the recent survey titled ‘Monitor the Future,’ about children who are addicted to smoking, alcohol and abusing prescription...

Do Concussions Lead to Alcoholism in Teenagers?

A Global News article out of Toronto on November 27 reports on yet another link between teenagers and substance abuse. Apparently, young people who have sustained a concussion or another serious brain injury become far likelier to abuse drugs and alcohol in the future.  Among Ontario’s students, those who have...

Study Shows No Signs of Slowing for Prescription Drug Deaths

As reported by ABC News in the article Prescription Drug Death Keeps Rising: CDC, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that there have been no positive changes in the number of prescription drug-related deaths in the past couple of years. According to the institution, the number of...

New Study Provides Information on How Alcohol During Pregnancy Can Affect a Baby’s Brain

According to a U.S. News article entitled Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child’s Brain (8/5), researchers have learned new information on the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy, and what it can actually do to a child’s brain. This study has shown that women who drink large quantities...

Bars in Alaska Offering Free Pregnancy Tests to Stop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Due to the increased rate of newborns with fetal alcohol syndrome, Alaska bars are going to be offering free pregnancy tests to patrons. According to a CNN article entitled Free Pregnancy Tests to Be Placed in Alaska Bars (6/25), new dispensers are to be installed in bars throughout Alaska, with...

Atrial Fibrillation Possible in Even Moderate Alcohol Users

According to the American College of Cardiology in Science Daily, in an article entitled Moderate Alcohol Use Associated with Increased Risk for Atrial Fibrillation (7/14), individuals who even consume a moderate amount of alcohol are at risk for atrial fibrillation and a number of other dangerous health conditions. Anywhere from...

Could “Off-Switch” be the Key to Overcoming Addiction?

According to a recent article “Addiction Starts with an Overcorrection in the Brain” (7/1) The National Institutes of Health and Brigham Young University believe that they’re close to finding a way to flip the brain’s “addiction switch” off. By turning off a naturally occurring protein in the brain, researchers were...

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