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Top 3 Myths of Drug & Alcohol Addiction – New York

Drug and alcohol addiction are all too commonly stigmatized and stereotyped- catalyzing rife misunderstandings, miscommunication, and dangerous assumptions among spouses, parents, friends, and other critical relationships. In an attempt to clear the air and shine light on some of the three most egregious falsities surrounding addiction, we’ve provided insightful answers...

Massachusetts Aims To Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

With prescription drug abuse now at worrying levels across Massachusetts, the state’s Public Health Council has launched a new range of measures that is aimed to lower cases of opiate dependency, and to stop addicts from shopping around for doctors in the hope of obtaining some drugs. In a way,...

Addiction, ADHD and Conduct Disorder Linked to the Same Neurological Problem

According to an article entitled Similar Brain Deficits Impact ADHD, Addiction, Conduct Disorder (8/13), released by PsychCentral, researchers believe that there could be a link between addiction, ADHD and conduct disorder, and a certain deficit within the brain. The article implies that many of these disorders and problems can be...

Deryck Whibley’s Recent Alcohol Battle

Deryck Whibley posts photo of himself in the hospital, May 2014. DERYCK WHIBLEY[/caption]As reported by CBS News in the article “Deryck Whibley Posts Alarming Photos, Opens Up About Alcohol Battle” (5/20), the famous singer from the band Sum 41 has admitted that he has a drinking problem and how he...

College Wages War On School Alcohol Abuse After Student Dies

Washington State University (WSU) is asking for new regulations to reduce student alcohol abuse including binge drinking after a recent death of a student due to alcohol poisoning. WSU will hold more Friday morning classes to eliminate three-day binge drinking weekends and notify a student’s parents if the student is...

Women Seeking Alcohol Abuse Treatment Earlier Than Men

Results from a new study found that while men have been drinking more than women, it is women that have been seeking care for alcohol abuse an average of four to five years earlier than their male counterparts. The study’s results will be published in the January 2014 issue of...

“Holding Your Liquor” May Lead To Alcohol Abuse

The ability to “hold your liquor” may cause you a serious alcohol dependency later on in life. Researchers from Arizona State University and Yale University found that drinkers who did not seem to suffer from the short term effects of drinking such as feeling inebriated or experiencing a hangover the...

Lowering Alcohol Limits May Reduce Highway Fatalities

To reduce the number of highway fatalities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes that the legal limit for driver blood alcohol content be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05. Some critics argue that the legal blood alcohol level has already been reduced from 0.10 to 0.08 in most states....

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