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Understanding the Role of Genetics In Alcohol Use Disorders

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Do you have a sibling or parent with an alcohol addiction? Are you worried that a family history of alcoholism might make you more susceptible to it, too? Genes can affect your chances of suffering from many conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and alcoholism. Yet as the following... Continue reading →

Signs and Tests That Can Assess Alcohol Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

You might know that a friend, coworker, or loved one has an alcohol abuse problem simply by observing him. Perhaps he smells of alcohol or slurs his speech at work. Maybe he hides bottles of alcohol in places he thinks you won’t find. Yet as obvious as an alcohol abuse issue might be, clinical... Continue reading →

The Long-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system (CNS). It is a Schedule II drug that has been noted for its strong potential for abuse and addiction. Methamphetamine abuse causes short-term and long-term effects on a user’s health. Some of the long-term effects can... Continue reading →

How to Seek Support from Your Loved Ones

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Alcoholism is a serious illness that can be a huge challenge to overcome. With the right support from your loved ones and experienced healthcare professionals, however, it is far from impossible. If you are ready to make a positive change in your health, read on to learn how to seek the loving... Continue reading →

An Overview of How Drug Addiction and Abuse Can Develop

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Drug or alcohol addiction is a disease that may sometimes take years to develop, depending on the specific substance and the user. Quite often, a user denies that he or she has a problem, even while that person suffers significant personal, financial, legal, and social problems. It often takes... Continue reading →

The Health Consequences of Excessive Alcohol Use in Men

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Like tobacco, alcohol is a substance that can have widespread negative health effects. Given that more men than women succumb to alcohol dependence and abuse, they often suffer from greater health complications from it. As the following conditions demonstrate, excessive use of alcohol can... Continue reading →

How Prescription Painkiller Abuse Starts

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise. The exact number of people with addictions to prescription painkillers is unclear, but experts believe that millions of Americans are struggling with painkiller dependency. For high school students, only marijuana is more popular than... Continue reading →

Defining Addiction

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Addiction is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? When does use become addiction, and what are the consequences of becoming an addict? This video explains the hallmarks of addiction and what can happen when someone with a substance abuse problem doesn’t get... Continue reading →

When Moderate Drinking Signals a Larger Problem

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Do you worry that perhaps you drink too much or too often? While every person has his own tolerance threshold, some signs can indicate that your drinking habits may be leading to more serious addiction consequences. By keeping in mind the following factors that frequently point to an alcohol... Continue reading →

Alcohol-Alternative Drinks for New Year’s Celebrations

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Don’t let a DUI put a damper on your New Year’s Eve celebration. You can still cheer on 2014 with delicious and alcohol-free cocktails this December 31. This video offers tips on how to create delectable nonalcoholic drinks for New Year’s Eve.

If you want to partake in some fruity rum... Continue reading →

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