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April 6th 2014

How Hard Is It to ‘Just Say No’?

Harder than it sounds. When it comes to turning down drugs and alcohol, there is a great deal of scientific evidence to back up the fact that addicts and alcoholics simply may not be capable of managing their cravings and compulsive behaviors to get high or drink alone. In fact, even those who genuinely desire […]

April 3rd 2014

Partner Violence Increases When Prescription Drugs Are Abused

It’s not just alcohol that is often associated with increased rates of violence. A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors found that prescription drug abuse is also associated with higher rates of violence among dating partners, specifically the use of painkillers and sedatives. Additionally, non-dating violence was found to be higher among those […]

March 23rd 2014

Are More Women Abusing Alcohol?

Ann Dowsett Johnston, the author of Drink, struggled with alcohol abuse for many years. Now in recovery after time spent in treatment, Johnston is sharing her story in an effort to do her part to help other women who are struggling with alcohol abuse. In her book, Johnston says that she believes that men and […]

March 21st 2014

Meth vs. Cocaine: The Red State and Blue State Divide

Does living in a “red state” versus a “blue state” signify anything more than the political leanings of resident voter? Maybe. A recent report suggests that the voting habits of residents in states may correlate with their preference in stimulant drug use. For example, the Huffington Post map shows that the Appalachian and Ozark regions […]

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