For individuals struggling to overcome an addiction, it is often a habit that has been cultivated over months or years. Even after completing an intensive treatment program, recovery can end in relapse.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a condition that can significantly alter the development of a child and affect cognitive and behavioral functions. The cognitive and behavioral problems follow a child throughout his or her life, creating challenges in academic and professional achievement as well as personal relationships.
When you go under a general anesthetic you are placing quite a bit of trust in the surgeon holding the scalpel. You are completely dependent upon his or her skill and expertise. Many fear surgery just because it is such a dependent condition. Those folks will not be encouraged by a recent report which suggests[.....]
One step in being proactive to keep young adults from drinking could prove to be successful.Voluntary alcohol abuse education could save adolescents from using, that’s according to a recent study conducted by RAND Corp.
We all know how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated. During holidays such as New Year’s we know the temptation to drink and drive is increased, so we emphasize the importance of calling a cab. Studies show, however, that texting and driving – or using a cell phone at[.....]
For some who consume alcohol and then drive a car, a recent study says that genetics may be partly to blame for the life-endangering behavior. While the study findings certainly don’t serve as an excuse for the behavior, they may encourage more studies into the reasons people repeat crimes like drunk driving.
There are a number of different reasons why teenagers start drinking alcohol long before the legal age. For some, it is the peer pressure to join in with the crowd; for others it might be an attempt to escape pressures that are beyond the individual’s control or perceived ability to handle.
Peer influence is an important factor in decision-making among adolescents. Parents, teachers, and other adults take a backseat, as tweens and teens start to consult friends their own age about choices and problems.
It’s hard to imagine reminding your teenage child to pack their marijuana for prom night. However, it may prove to be an effective strategy for preventing brain damage if they are going to parties where binge drinking may be part of the festivities, according to recent research. While neither activity is advocated, the relationship between[.....]
While some marijuana users may not realize it, the genes that drive use and misuse are the same that contribute to excessive alcohol use. As marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, roughly eight to ten percent of users are considered to be dependent. According to a new study, the[.....]