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College Alcohol Consumption Reduced With Interventions

September 10th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Most college students drink alcohol on a regular basis, and public health officials are well aware that college drinking leads to serious harms for hundreds of thousands of people each year. In a large-scale review published in 2014 in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers from two U.S. institu more...

10 Percent of Teens in ER Report Abusing Prescription Drugs

September 9th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
A history of prescription drug abuse is fairly common among teenagers who visit hospital emergency rooms, according to research from the University of Michigan. The study, published in 2013, found that 10.4 percent of teenagers in the ER reported having abused prescription sedatives or painkillers in the previous 12 mo more...

5 Things You Need to Do After Rehab

September 5th, 2015 Helpful Articles, Relapse Prevention
Going to rehab for addiction is one of the most important things you will ever do for your health and your well-being. Unfortunately, though, your journey to wellness does not end on the last day of rehab. If you want to live a satisfying, healthy and sober life after treatment, you need to plan for the rest of your li more...

New Designer Drug Flakka Found To Be More Addictive Than Meth

September 4th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
A recent study by the Scripps Research Institute has discovered that a new synthetic drug called flakka is more addictive than meth and could be as addictive as MDPV, the main chemical found in bath salts. Allegedly manufactured in labs located in China, India and Pakistan, flakka is comprised of the chemical alpha-PVP more...

Huge Underestimate in Alcohol Consumption Blamed on ‘Festive’ Drinking

September 1st, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
A new study investigating the discrepancy between estimates based on self-reported drinking and those based on alcohol sales has found that people often discount “special occasions” when reporting how much they drink. The study—based on data from England—found that accounting for these special occasions increas more...

3 Strategies for Protecting Teens From Painkiller Abuse

August 30th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Doctors and other adults can take a number of important steps to limit teenagers’ illicit access to opioid medications, according to new findings from a team of American researchers. (more…) more...

Addiction Recovery: What to Expect the First Year

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, addiction recovery is defined as a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. Reaching addiction recovery isn’t simply abstaining from drugs or more...

What ‘Friends’ Will Your Teen Hang Around This School Year? Why You’d Better Know Now

August 27th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
David McCarthy’s descent into heroin began all the way back in middle school when he and some friends started smoking marijuana, or so the story goes; by high school, David and his friends had added Oxycontin to their drug-using repertoire. (more…) more...

Marijuana Slows Boys’ Growth But Causes Early Puberty

August 21st, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Most adolescents can’t wait for the physical signs of maturity to start, including height and curves in the right places. But a new study found that boys who smoked marijuana were on average 4.6 inches shorter and nearly 9 pounds lighter by age 20 than non-smoking boys. (more…) more...

Wearable Technology May Be Future of Smoking Cessation

August 19th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Wearable technology could help smokers quit in the future, with a new device called SmartStop aiming to produce a revolution in smoking cessation technology. (more…) more...

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