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4 Tips for Staying Sober This Summer

While the colder, darker months usually present a greater challenge to sobriety, summertime means outdoor parties, holidays, shore weekends and nights on the patio. And those things usually have one thing in common: alcohol. (more…) more...

What Are the Dangers of Flakka?

Consumption of a newly banned drug known as flakka or gravel can lead to dire consequences that include heart attacks, kidney damage, suicidal behavior and a deranged state known as excited delirium. (more…) more...

College Students Have Wrong Idea About Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks

New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that college students dangerously combine caffeine with alcohol because they believe this practice will help them avoid the negative consequences of alcohol consumption. (more…) more...

Alarmingly High Numbers of Ex-Prisoners Die From Substance Abuse

A new study of over 47,000 former prisoners has found that a third of all deaths of male ex-prisoners and half of those of female ex-prisoners are related to drugs or alcohol. The finding draws attention to the mental health problems of those in prison, and particularly to the fact that we should be doing more to treat more...

Different Drugs Have Different Consequences, Young Adults Say

According to a survey from New York University Langone Medical Center’s Department of Population Health, teenagers tend to report different sets of consequences for alcohol use and marijuana use. (more…) more...

Restarting Addiction Recovery After Relapse

It is an unfortunate fact that a lot of addicts and alcoholics in recovery experience one or more relapses. If you have relapsed, you may have feelings of deep shame and disappointment in yourself, and your loved ones may be expressing disappointment in you as well. By picking up, you may have triggered a powerful urge more...

College Women Drink More Heavily After Assault, Not Before

Recent findings from a group of American researchers indicate that young women in college increase their alcohol intake after exposure to sexual or physical violence, not before violence exposure. (more…) more...

Helping Friends and Family Understand Why You Don’t Drink

Maybe you’ve always been the life of the party, the one who brings the good bottle of wine or that member of the family who always has just a little too much to drink. Whether your drinking is problematic or not, the people around you are used to you partaking along with them and they even expect it. (more&hellip more...

Coping With a Child Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

The first episode of NBC’s new show American Crime set in Stockton, California, is largely about a home invasion during which war veteran Matt Skokie is murdered and his wife Gwen is brutally attacked. While the first episode is mostly about the initial crime, the rest of the series focuses on the victims, the suspec more...

Younger Men Drink More Heavily but With Less Regularity Than Older Men

Older men don’t binge drink as often as younger men, but they do have a higher rate of involvement in frequent drinking, the authors of a new British study report. (more…) more...

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