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5 Things We’re Told Everyday Creating Instances of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Let’s face it, drug and alcohol addiction is a touchy subject, and one not many people will admit is a bonafide health condition and disease. The three leading contributors to addiction are one’s genetic predisposition for abuse, an environment where drug use is normal or condoned, and an inability to...

New Study Suggests Getting Married Can Help You Beat Alcoholism

  According to Yahoo News, a new study has suggested that marriage can result in a  significant reduction in alcohol consumption, even in those who are severely addicted to alcohol. Research conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Missouri discovered that a dramatic change in one’s role...

Invisible Ties: The Link Between Drug Abuse and Mental Disorders

Drug addiction and mental illness- two invisible ailments, both of which society is quick to pass judgement for and reluctant to understand is woefully unaddressed, misrepresented, and inadequately heeded. Admitting to either comes with a stigma that is difficult to overcome, leading many to suffer in silence out of fear...

Did You Know the Way Drugs Are Taken Create Addiction in the Brain?

If you’re on a mission to end the plight of drug addiction, you might want to read up on how addiction is manifested in the brain and cemented in such a way which creates physical and psychological dependencies. You may not be surprised to learn the way one consumes an...

Inside The Brain: What Does Alcohol Do To Your Brain?

We often feel a little less coordinated, less sharp with our reflexes and slurring our words after a few too many drinks. And the irony in alcohol making our speech slurred, it makes engaging in conversations easier and lowers your inhibitions. Alcohol can be a two sided sword, it can...

5 Tips to Protect Against Prescription Drug Abuse

  America, we have a problem: prescription drug abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four American teenagers have abused prescription medications, and 44 people die everyday as a direct result from prescription painkiller overdose. What gives? Well, now more than ever before medical professionals tasked with...

Improving Your Working Memory Is the Key to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol Addiction

If you want to know how to stop kids from even experimenting with drugs and alcohol, you may be surprised to learn simple testing and subsequent intervention from a young age may be just the thing- but it’s not quite what you think. According to ProjectKnow, having a strong working...

New Study Suggests Jealousy and Low Self-Esteem In A Relationship Can Lead To Alcoholism

A study conducted by a team of researchers from University of Houston discovered that there is a link between a higher susceptibility for becoming an alcoholic and jealousy. However, researchers want to emphasize that jealousy typically stems from being enraptured in a bad relationship where a person’s value or self-esteem depends...

Is the Junk Food You’re Eating Addictive?

Akin to any addiction, overconsumption of junk food causes the same tolerance building effects many addictive substances do. The reason why you reach for that extra cookie? You’re addicted! Well, perhaps mild junk food addiction isn’t enough to purport you have a chronic addiction problem, but the science behind junk...

The Game of Substitution: Study Suggests People Begin Substituting Marijuana for Alcohol at Age 21

According to Washington Post, a recent study found that alcohol tends to become the substitute for marijuana when individuals hit the legal drinking age of 21. The study which had been published in the Journal of Health Economics found that alcohol consumption among those who are freshly 21 spikes and...

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