Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’

At the first sign of pain, are you running for the medicine cabinet and some medicinal relief? You’re not alone. In our culture, we’ve become increasingly unwilling to tolerate even minor pain. While we aren’t willing to live with any sort of physical discomfort, we’ve become increasingly comfortable with taking medication – even strong prescription […]

As teens head back to school, it’s a good time to remind parents to be aware of trends in drug and alcohol abuse among students – even when it comes to the misuse of legal drugs. Mixing substances is also a dangerous practice that high school and college kids are doing without always being aware […]

There’s a new youth-friendly adult beverage that is sure to appeal to those under the legal drinking age. Will Adult Chocolate Milk lead to more drinking dangers? If it’s not one thing, it’s another. No sooner did the caffeine-laden alcoholic beverage Four Loko start receive negative attention for it’s popularity among teens and barely-legal twenty-somethings, […]

For some substance abusers there’s a connection between their drug use and aggression or anger. Addiction experts have long recognized the link between certain substances and aggressive behavior. One recent study showed that a staggering 83 percent of homicide offenders were drinking at the time of the offense. That number was 60 percent for sexual […]

Interfering in the life of a friend or family member can be risky, but if an addiction is threatening their health you can’t afford to keep quiet. Intervening in the life of an adult – whether they’re a family member or close friend – is tricky business. You’re afraid of overstepping, of butting in, of […]

Researchers find a link between heavy drinking and this growing health problem. We’ve all heard the warnings about gum disease: It can be a precursor to heart disease, lung disease and diabetes. So you brush and floss, but what else can you do to keep your mouth healthy? Cut down on your alcohol consumption. For […]

Just one or two drinks can increase your cancer risk or make an existing tumor grow faster. We all know drinking to excess is bad for us. Now there’s a reason to cut out alcohol consumption altogether: It may cause tumors to grow faster. According to a report in Medical News Today, cardiovascular physiologist Dr. […]

The numbers don’t lie. SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association) recently released results for their study of clients discharged from substance abuse treatment facilities. States are asked to submit data for all discharges from substance abuse treatment, and data comes from facilities that are licensed or certified by the State substance abuse agency […]