Category Archives: Alcohol and Drug Use

Signs Of Problem Drinking

In most cases, someone who is abusing alcohol does not recognize that they have a problem.  Ask yourself the following questions.  If the answer to any of them is yes, you need to examine how your alcohol use is affecting … Continue reading

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Self-Test: What Is Problem Drinking Or Drug Use?

Alcohol and drug problems occur at all educational and social levels, and in every age group.  Ask yourself the following questions.  If the answer to any of them is yes, you need to examine how alcohol or drug use is … Continue reading

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What Is Problem Drinking?

Alcohol and drug problems occur at all educational and social levels, and in every age group.  Ask yourself the following questions.  If the answer to any of them is yes, you need to examine how alcohol or drug use is … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Prescription Drug Misuse or Abuse

Prescription medications can be effective when they are used properly, but some can be addictive and dangerous when misused.  According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14 of the 20 most abused mood-altering substances in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Alcohol Disrupts Women’s Sleep More Than Men’s

Researchers have known for decades that alcohol can initially deepen sleep during the early part of the night but disrupt sleep during the later part of the night, something called the “rebound effect.”  Now, according to a new study appearing … Continue reading

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Mother and Teen Conversations Can Prevent Harmful Drinking Behavior

Simple mother and teen conversations like, “My mom and I have talked about how drinking can get me into trouble and is bad for my health,” were helpful in preventing binge-drinking in college freshman, according to a study reported in … Continue reading

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No Amount of Alcohol Safe For Driving

In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego study.  The study, published in the journal Addiction, finds that … Continue reading

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Co-use Of Alcohol and Caffeine Can Raise Risks From Intoxication

If you drink, you should know that coffee won’t sober you up if you’ve had too much to drink.  Instead, a cup of coffee may make it harder for you to realize that you’re drunk.  This, according to a study … Continue reading

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The Epidemic Of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

A recent University of Colorado study reported that adolescents today are abusing prescription pain medications like vicodin, valium and oxycontin at a rate that is 40 percent higher than previous generations.  According to The Partnership at Drugfree.org: — 1 in … Continue reading

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14 Of The 20 Most Abused Drugs In The U.S. Are Prescription Drugs

Prescription medications can be effective when they are used properly, but some can be addictive and dangerous when misused.  According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14 of the 20 most abused mood-altering substances in the U.S. … Continue reading

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