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Alcoholism May 2012 Archive

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Can Kudzu Curb Binge Drinking?

Thursday May 31, 2012
Can an extract from the kudzu plant reduce binge drinking? Researchers at the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital have found that one particular extract can help drinkers ... Read More

How Alcohol Affects the Fetal Brain

Wednesday May 30, 2012
Drinking during pregnancy has long been known to cause some children to develop fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but little was known about how alcohol affected the fetal brain. Now ... Read More

Bill Aimed at Spice, Bath Salts

Tuesday May 29, 2012
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill targeting the sale of synthetic marijuana and the chemicals found in bath salts. The legislation would close loopholes that have allowed makers ... Read More

Effort Needed to Curtail Drugged Driving

Thursday May 24, 2012
It required a massive effort throughout society over a long period of time to finally reduce the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities. Now, that same kind of campaign may ... Read More

Drunk Driving Legal Terms Explained

Wednesday May 23, 2012
Do you know what SR-22 insurance is? How about "enhanced BAC penalty" or "ignition interlock?" If you or someone you know has been arrested for drunk driving, chances are ... Read More

The Health Effects of Marijuana

Tuesday May 22, 2012
Although legalization activists and many marijuana users believe smoking pot has no negative effects, scientific research indicates that marijuana use can cause many health problems. Marijuana is the most ... Read More

Drugged Driving Dangers

Thursday May 17, 2012
Driving while under the influence of drugs is dangerous, and it doesn't not matter if the driver is doing illegal drugs, abusing prescription drugs or taking some drugs exactly ... Read More

What Did You Learn While in Rehab?

Wednesday May 16, 2012
Did you begin your recovery in a professional treatment or rehab program? What would you tell others who may be considering going to rehab? What did you learn that ... Read More

Cost-Free Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs

Tuesday May 15, 2012
We receive many emails that read like this: "My husband lost his job and started drinking heavily and now he wants to get help to quit drinking. But we ... Read More

Age 16 Peak Time for Teens to Start Drugs

Thursday May 10, 2012
Think your teen is too young to start experimenting with prescription drugs? You may have to rethink that position if a new study is any indication. Researchers have found ... Read More

Chantix May Help Heavy Drinkers Cut Down

Wednesday May 9, 2012
A drug used to help people stop smoking may also help heavy drinkers cut back the amount they drink, thereby reducing their harmful level of alcohol consumption. A ... Read More

Prom Night: Tips to Protect Yourself

Tuesday May 8, 2012
Prom night can be one of the social highlights of your high school years, but it can also be the most dangerous. School officials and parents can only do ... Read More

Teen Prescription Drug Use Unchanged

Thursday May 3, 2012
The latest research indicates that teen abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has not increased, but seems to be leveling off. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily good news with ... Read More

'Heavy' Marijuana Use by Teens Surges

Wednesday May 2, 2012
The 23rd Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) is out and it's not good news for parents who hope their children make it through high school without doing drugs. The ... Read More

Safety Warning Issued for Pain Patches

Tuesday May 1, 2012
Pain patients who use prescription pain patches and also have small children in the home need to take special precautions to prevent possible illness and death. As a ... Read More

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