Adolescent alcohol use linked with genetic variation Jul07

Adolescent alcohol u...

Drinking is a popular pastime for most adolescents, but when copious amounts of alcohol are consumed (known as binging) on a regular basis, it could be indicative of a deeper problem. Therefore, researchers in the Netherlands set out to answer two questions: Why do some adolescents engage in...

Substance Misuse In ...

For The NHS must wise up to the “growing problem” of drug and alcohol misuse among older people, according to a new report published today by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The report, written by the Older People’s Substance Misuse Working Group of the Royal College of...

55 Percent Increase ...

A new national study shows that from 2005 to 2009 there was a 55 percent increase in emergency department visits for drug related suicide attempts by men aged 21 to 34 — from 19,024 visits in 2005 to 29,407 visits in 2009. In 2009, there were a total of 77,971 emergency department...

Heavy Drinking In Ol...

In a systematic review of current evidence published in PLoS Medicine, the authors-Jim McCambridge from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK, and colleagues-conclude that there is enough evidence to recommend that reducing drinking during late adolescence...

The Power of Situati...

The popular, formerly caffeinated, fruity alcoholic beverage, Four Loko, has been blamed for a spike in alcohol-related hospitalizations, especially throughout college campuses. Initially, caffeine was deemed the culprit and the Food and Drug Administration ordered all traces of caffeine to be...

Needing But Not Rece...

Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2009 The number and the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol...

Heavy alcohol use su...

Heavy alcohol use suggests a change in normal cognitive development in adolescents ScienceDaily (2010-10-20) — Adolescence and puberty is a period of significant development in the brain. New findings indicate that excessive alcohol use selectively damages the frontal lobe, which is...

DBT fits well in addiction treatment May08

DBT fits well in add...

DBT fits well in addiction treatment by Nicholas A. Roes, PhD We’ll order now what they ordered then, ‘Cause everything old is new again “Everything Old Is New Again,” Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager DBT” is a relatively new construct being used as the wrapping for some...

Alcohol Abuse Makes ...

Those under age 25 are particularly vulnerable to dual abuse. BY ELIZABETH ASHTON, NIDA Notes Staff Writer Men and women with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are 18 times more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs than people who don’t drink at all, according to...

Rehab Ignorance

Warren Ruda / The Citizens’ Voice Neighbors are concerned about the Salvation Army moving into the former Valley Crest Nursing Home site in Plains Township. On Friday, Salvation Army spokesman Tim Raines said some of the concerns the residents have about the site are not...

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