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August 13th 2014

Is Your Childhood to Blame for Your Alcohol Use Disorder?

Very few people have a “perfect” childhood. Most dealt with emotional struggle caused by problems fitting in at school, divorced parents, death of a family member, moving, financial hardship, etc. But for some children, there are extremes of abuse or neglect that can cause psychological damage, and according to a study published in the journal […]

August 10th 2014

Is There Such a Thing as Accidental Addiction?

There are many people in this country who continue to define substance abuse as a choice despite the mountains of scientific evidence that support the notion that addiction is a medical disease. Their reasoning? It was a choice for most addicts to first pick up a drink or try an illicit substance. If they hadn’t […]

August 6th 2014

Marijuana Use Up in US, Down Worldwide

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a new report that found that though Americans are using marijuana in increasing numbers, use of the drug around the world has dropped in recent years. In 2008, a little more than 10 percent of Americans over the age of 12 reported past-year use of […]

August 1st 2014

Caffeine Overdose Ruled Cause of Prom King’s Death

When parents worry about what may befall their children during their senior year, few linger on the risks of a caffeine overdose. But for one 18-year-old boy from LaGrange, Ohio, high amounts of caffeine powder caused him to experience seizures and irregular heartbeat that ultimately – and surprisingly – ended his life, according to USA […]

July 31st 2014

Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders diagnosed in children, a disorder that is characterized by a spectrum of symptoms and can often continue into adulthood. Unfortunately, a recent analysis found that kids who were diagnosed with the disorder were twice as likely as their peers to abuse illicit […]

July 30th 2014

How Alcohol Affects Your Body: What You May Not Know

Alcohol is everywhere. Wine glasses are on the tables of every fine dining restaurant and a row of taps decorates the bar of most family dinner establishments. In most states, finding a beer or can of malt liquor is as simple as walking into a grocery store, drug store, or corner store. Markets and wholesale […]

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