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Category: Addiction Studies

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

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?

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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

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

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

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

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?

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...

CDC Study: 1 in 10 Adult Deaths in US Result of Binge Drinking

CDC Study: 1 in 10 Adult Deaths in US Result of Binge Drinking

According to a recent report from the CDC, excessive drinking is causing 10% of adult deaths (20-64 years) – all preventable. The study was conducted between 2006 and 2010, showing that our battle with alcohol abuse is long from over. In the recent Time article “One in 10 Deaths Due...

New Study Finds Linked Between Drugs and Teen Brain Activity

New Study Finds Linked Between Drugs and Teen Brain Activity

As reported by The Huffington Post in the article Drug Use Linked With Brain Differences in Teens (6/16), the latest research has discovered brain changes in teens who use drugs, even if it is just a one-time experience. The study, which consisted of 71 participants, compared the brain activity of...

Prescription Drug Abuse On the Rise Amongst Young Adults

Prescription Drug Abuse On the Rise Amongst Young Adults

You or someone you know could be one of the thousands claimed by prescription drug abuse every year and you might not even know it until it is too late to intervene on their behalf. As many as 1 in 10 people between the ages of 14 to 20 have...