Athletes who are also highly competitive are more prone to alcohol and drug addiction.
At present, there is an overwhelming number of children from heroin addict parents, seeking for foster care.
Finland has put in place policies at the highest possible level to completely ban tobacco smoking.
The National Drug and Alcoholo Facts Week has started Monday and will run through Friday. Schools and communities continue to support the campaign.
A new treatment that may help alcoholic addicts is being tested by psychologists for treatment. Ketamine, a tranquilizer is believed to be capable of erasing drink-related memories.
Researchers found that an average of 23.16 hours was spent a week on social media.
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.
They may not be scientifically based, but the need for a solution outside of pharmaceuticals may encourage you to consider such options. When traditional medicine is not quite doing the trick, thinking outside the box and trying one of these options may bring surprising results.