Unsafe drinking practices are most commonly associated with teenagers and young adults. While the association is not erroneous, there are other age groups whose alcohol consumption is of concern. New research suggests that many “baby boomers” are consuming alcohol at unsafe levels, ScienceDaily reports. Researchers at King’s College London have found that one in five...Read More
While the amount of research on marijuana continues to grow, there has been little research on the effects of the drug when mixed with other substances – despite the fact that many marijuana users drink alcohol and/or smoke cigarettes. It is worth noting that with the rise of relaxed views on the drug, there has...Read More
Many college students engage in drinking alcohol, and in many ways consuming alcohol is a big part of college life. College campuses around the country make alcohol a top priority, discouraging the practice of binge drinking and driving under the influence. While such campaigns may make an impression on students, causing students to be proactive...Read More
Whether you are recovering from an alcohol use disorder, or actively in the grips of alcoholism, it is unlikely that you are a stranger to the term “blackout.” Nights of heavy drinking are commonly accompanied by mornings of confusion, often requiring the help of others to fill in the blanks of the night before. This...Read More
The science is irrefutable; consuming alcohol during pregnancy can lead to serious, lifelong health problems for a child. While most women are aware of this, every year a significant number of babies are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), more commonly referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Unfortunately, many women are unaware of...Read More
Teenage drinking, while quite common, can be extremely dangerous – leading to a number of serious health problems and can also lead to an alcohol use disorder (AUD) down the road. Over the last few years, there have been several studies published regarding the rates of underage drinking, as well as underage binge drinking in...Read More
The practice of mixing energy drinks with alcohol is quite common amongst teenagers and young adults. There is a misguided belief that the mixture of the two allows one to drink for a longer period of time, and heightens one’s ability to safely drive while under the influence. While the energy drink may give the...Read More
Teen alcohol and drug use is, and should be, a major concern for parents. The long term risks associated with teenage substance abuse can greatly impact one’s future, leading to a host of problems. Despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 66 percent of high-school students have drank and 41%...Read More
Relapse prevention is one of the most important elements of addiction recovery. Working a solid program by staying connected with your support group is one of the many tools implored for preventing relapse; however, even those working a program have been known to fall of course – especially in early recovery. Efforts to understand how...Read More
It turns out that, while alcohol and marijuana are the two drugs used the most, there has been little research on the use of the drugs together. With the growing rates of marijuana acceptance in the United States, there is a need to understand the effects of mixing alcohol and cannabis. Analyzing data from the...Read More
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