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Heavy drinking in older teenagers has long- and short-term consequences Jul08

Heavy drinking in ol...

In a systematic review of current evidence published in this week’s 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...

Survey Reveals An Increase In Drinking, Cannabis Use And Psychological Distress Jun14

Survey Reveals An In...

The latest survey of Ontario adults from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows increasing rates of daily drinking and cannabis use and high levels of psychological distress. The results of the 2009 CAMH Monitor survey, the longest running survey tracking mental health and...

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...

Depression Symptoms ...

Unlike alcohol problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women in their 30s and 40s

49-Percent Rise In E...

A new national study shows that from 2005 to 2009 (the most recent year with available figures) there was a 49-percent increase in emergency department visits for drug related suicide attempts by women aged 50 and older — from 11,235 visits in 2005 to 16,757 in 2009. This increase...

Binge Drinkers Have ...

Binge drinking is prevalent among university students, especially in the United States. One brain structure particularly sensitive to alcohol’s neurotoxicity during development is the hippocampus, which plays a key role in learning and memory. A study of the association between...

Sensitivity To Alcoh...

    Researchers have long known that individuals with a positive family history of alcoholism (FHP) are at an increased risk themselves for alcoholism. This increased risk may be due to their different reaction to alcohol than individuals with a negative family history of...

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...

Does Exercise Really...

There exists a large and soothing body of scientific literature suggesting that regular exercise can improve someone’s mood and fight anxiety. And then there is this experiment from Germany, in which researchers placed running wheels in the cages of a group of laboratory mice and let...