National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October

. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time to bring awareness to substance abuse and how the cycle of use begins. In an effort for young individuals to recognize the signs before the cycle starts, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month aims to slow, and eventually stop, […]

Addiction, Alcohol, Children, Parenting

The Taste of Beer, Sans Alcoholic Effect, Triggers Dopamine in Brain

The title says it all and the initial findings are groundbreaking, but not a surprise to many who have known for quite some time that many alcoholics cannot drink even non-alcoholic beer. The findings, published online Monday in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, “demonstrate for the first time the important role of an alcoholic drink’s flavor, absent […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment

Military Children More Likely to Engage in Drug Abuse and Binge Drinking

While most studies focus on the effects of deployment on military personnel, a study on the children of deployed military personnel has shown the increased risk of binge drinking and drug abuse when a parent is deployed. “Stephan Arndt, professor of psychiatry in biostatistics, and colleagues analyzed data of more than 58,000 Iowa students in […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Teenagers