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Alcoholism And PTSD Can Be Treated At The Same Time, Study Says

Alcoholism And PTSD Can Be Treated At The Same Time, Study Says

A new study found that doctors can safely treat alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the same time. “What we found is that those people that got (medication) plus prolonged exposure therapy for alcohol dependence together with the treatment for PTSD did the best for maintaining their low...

Your Sweet Tooth May Lead To Alcohol Abuse

Your Sweet Tooth May Lead To Alcohol Abuse

Recent studies have shown that there is a definite correlation between the brain neural pathways that prefer sweets and alcohol. The results will appear in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and serve to highlight how consuming sweets may lead to an addiction later on in one’s...

Researchers Recommend New Drug Abuse Laws To Prevent Hepatitis C

Researchers Recommend New Drug Abuse Laws To Prevent Hepatitis C

A group of UC San Francisco researchers are recommending a six new regulations to prevent the rapid spread of hepatitis C. It is estimated more than 31,000 young people may be newly infected with the virus each year in the United States due to injection-drug use. The research project, U...

Some People Are More Likely To Become Alcoholics, New Study Says

Some People Are More Likely To Become Alcoholics, New Study Says

A new study conducted at McGill University reports people who are at risk of experiencing alcohol abuse exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol. Alcohol abuse can cause serious health issues up to and including death for drinkers and innocent bystanders. In fact, about 11,000 people are killed each...

Heroin Use Rose 75% In Four Years, Drug Agency Says

Heroin Use Rose 75% In Four Years, Drug Agency Says

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the use of heroin rose 75% from 2007-2011 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The authorities have also noticed and are cracking down on the abuse. Over the past five years, seizures of heroin in the...

High Powered People More Likely To Become Drug Addicts, Study Says

High Powered People More Likely To Become Drug Addicts, Study Says

A top neuroscience professor, David Linden, PhD, a neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine, says that the traits that make a good CEO such as drive for success and obsession are exactly what makes someone an addict. Linden says, “My strong, strong suspicion is that what makes some...

Alcohol Abuse May Rise As Supermarket Chain Opens In-Store Bars

Seniors and Older Adults Alcoholism Treatment: iMAGE

Hy-Vee, a Midwestern supermarket chain with about 235 locations, introduced a bar and restaurant concept called the Market Grille in its store in Urbandale, Iowa. Complete with waiters and fairly upscale menu, it’s a sit-down experience that features a bar stocked with more than 65 craft beers and other alcoholic...

England’s Dial-A-Drink Service Likely To Fuel Increased Alcoholism

England’s Dial-A-Drink Service Likely To Fuel Increased Alcoholism

A new service in England will be delivering alcoholic drinks 24 hours a day. Called Booze Bury, the company is set to begin business after it was granted permission by Bury Council. The company thought it had little chance, if any, to land the license but it did, shocking everyone...

Economic Cost Of Addiction Contributes to Slowing GDP

Economic Cost Of Addiction Contributes to Slowing GDP

The U.S. government reports that the economy has slowed with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing at just a 1% annual rate. According to a poll of economists, there are forecasts predicted as low as a 0.4% rate. It would mark a third straight quarter, the GDP growth rate was below...

Alcoholism May Increase If Postal Service Begins Alcohol Delivery

Alcoholism May Increase If Postal Service Begins Alcohol Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service may soon be delivering spirits, wine and beer according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Currently the mailing of alcohol is restricted by law. He said the postal service lost $16 billion last year but delivering alcohol may net the agency as much as $50 million in...