Most of us are often told to work hard since they will reap benefits in the end. But has anyone told you about the downside like maybe tying up ADHD or anxiety disorders on workaholics?
People who are addicted to drugs would normally find some form of alternative substance they can get to get high and latest reports reveal an unlikely over-the-counter drug.
Technology has become one of the fascinating and everyday needs that folks would need though it may be going a bit overboard. These days, kids and teens can easily own a mobile phone or tablet for one reason or another though there are some who have become addicted too much to it.
Kathleen Errico may have lost her daughter Kelsey Endicott but her moving eulogy can hopefully save and touch lives on the perils of heroin drug addiction.
The addictions of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes have been analyzed by scientists for years. According to the South China Morning Post, more recently addictive behaviors such as the addiction to the internet and gaming are being studied in an attempt to correlate all addictions and find an effective treatment.
Pregnant women who are struggling to kick the butt have a new ray of hope with a website that would support them, instead of inducing feelings of guilt or shame. PREGNETS (Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke) of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto focuses on building a community of support among women through online discussion board, reports CTV news. The site, along with offering various self-help materials also offers tips on having a healthy pregnancy. According to the press release, around one in 10 Canadian women smoke while pregnant and that too, is believed to be an understatement because many a women do not admit to smoking while pregnant.
Women are often asked to be more careful and aware of the alcohol intake. And there is more to it. Scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System have demonstrated how the volume of white matter in the brain gets affected differently in men and women after long-term alcohol abuse.
Teenagers are turning to different kinds of addiction these days and it is very difficult for parents to keep a track of their habits. Heavy drinking is one of the earliest known addictions and a new research shows that heavy drinking affects teenagers' developing brains. The latest study also claims to predict teens at risk of becoming problem drinkers based on their brain mapping. Heavy drinking included four or more drinks on an occasion for females and five or more drinks for males.
Doctors apparently have a hard time spotting drinking problems unless a patient turns up drunk, a study reveals. The study says that if patients are not already intoxicated, GPs on an average can only detect 40 percent of cases of problem drinkers. For the study, an overview of 39 previous studies was conducted by Leicester University researchers, which involved 20,000 patients.
A latest study has revealed that majority of adolescents in substance abuse use marijuana from a prescribed medical marijuana user. The study found that diverted medical marijuana use (when it is actually prescribed for someone else) among adolescents is very common. For the study, the participants from substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver metropolitan area were quizzed on their medical marijuana use. It was found that 121 of 164 adolescents (73.8%) of the adolescents reported divert...
A study reveals that teenagers addicted to smoking have much lower threshold than the common notion.
According to a latest study, alcohol is the social icebreaker. Researchers have found that moderate amount of alcohol when consumed in social groups, helps people boost their emotions and enhances social bonding. Also, it can reduce negative emotions or at least reduce the display of it by being silent in a group.
Alcohol consumption is the third largest reason for the factor responsible for onset of various diseases and in spite of that, there are only three FDA approved drugs available to treat Alcohol dependence.
New research is out that has concluded that bath salts have a similar effect in the brain as cocaine and carry the same risk for abuse and addiction.
According to a latest European study, people who quit smoking could gain weight, an average of about 8 to 11 pounds the first year.