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Addictive Substance:…

  A legal, natural and addictive substance called
kratom is becoming increasingly popular in South Florida,
according to a news report. Kratom comes from the leaf of
a tree grown in Southeast Asia, WPTVreports. According to
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), kratom

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…

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

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

Addiction to painkillers hobbles more patients


Addiction to painkil…

Nichole Marie Case unwittingly became dependent on opioid
pain drugs. She’s not alone. The National Institute on
Drug Abuse estimated in 2008 that 1.85 million people in
the United States were dependent on or abusing
prescription opioids, also known as Schedule II
painkillers. Americans…

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and Gender: 2009


Substance Dependence…

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and
SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration Office of Applied…

New Research Backs A…

New Research Backs AMA Push To Ban Energy Drinks,
Australia   New research that shows that young people
are attracted to alcoholic energy drinks because they
allow them to keep drinking for longer periods adds weight
to the AMA’s push for a ban on energy drinks,
especially pre-mixed…

Alcoholism more like…

Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into
depression. This could predict who is likely to have a
problem with drinks – those who get high on alcohol are
far more likely to become addicted. Though often described
as a depressant, alcohol contains a mixture of stimulant

OxyContin is the opi…

Now, the rate of prescription drug abuse is outpacing
abuse of cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and meth combined,
analysis shows.

Together, Caffeine And Booze Impair Judgment More Than Booze Alone


Together, Caffeine A…

The vodka Red Bull, or VRB, has become a favorite cocktail
among some young revelers. (One fan even made a video
homage, to the tune of Rupert Holmes’ 1979 hit
“Escape:The Pi?a Colada Song.”) But scientists
say that tipplers of caffeine-laden energy drinks mixed