October 25, 2018

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Alcohol

Having a casual night out with friends and a few drinks is often not something to worry about. However, for many people, it can become easy to become addicted to alcohol. In fact, according to the 2015 NSDUH, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) has an alcohol addiction. […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drinking
May 5, 2015

Youthful Binge Drinking Damages the Adult Brain

Youthful Binge Drinking Damages the Adult Brain When I was a teenager, from the age of 11 till 22, I drank a lot, whenever I could get my hands on alcohol. Although I was fortunate to get sober when I was still in my twenties, I have always suspected that the early drinking that I […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
March 23, 2015

Consciousness and Addiction Recovery

Consciousness and Addiction Recovery For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and even more recently, scientists, have theorized about consciousness, particularly, where it exists in the body. Recent research suggests that at least part of the phenomenon of consciousness may be a cooperative activity in several parts of the brain. However, consciousness is likely more than […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 23, 2015

Alcohol Risks Rise with Long Work Hours

Alcohol Risks Rise with Long Work Hours Individuals whose working hours exceed standard recommendations are more likely to increase their alcohol use to levels that pose a health risk. This is the conclusion from a newly published report of the systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished data. Risky alcohol consumption is more […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 31, 2014

New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Celebrations More people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year. Some of them will suffer consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes or death. Last December, 733 people died in drunk driving crashes. Be aware that drunk driving crashes claim […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 29, 2014

Defining Behavioral Addictions

Defining Behavioral Addictions Traditionally, the term addiction has been used to describe dependence on substances, such as alcohol and other drugs. More recently, addiction has been applied to a range of behaviors. Behavioral addictions are patterns of behavior that follow a cycle similar to that of substance dependence. Whether or not behavioral addictions are “real” […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 18, 2014

The Danger of Drinking to Blackout

The Danger of Drinking to Blackout Someone who has had a blackout while drinking cannot remember part of their drinking episode. Unfortunately, most people do not understand how dangerous blackouts are, yet up to 50% of drinkers may have an alcohol-related blackout (ARB). A new study identifying different trajectories of ARBs of drinkers between the […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
October 20, 2014

Suicide and Mental Health

Suicide and Mental Health Suicide is a major public health concern. Estimates indicate that around 38,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States. Knowing what the risk factors are can help reduce the suicide rate. A combination of individual, relational, community and societal factors influence and contribute to the problem of suicide. […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 4, 2014

Deadly Drinking Game on Social Media

A new drinking game is rapidly spreading among young people using popular social media outlets.  The fad is thought to have originated in Australia, and then moved to New Zealand, Ireland, Great Britain, France, and the United States. The game called “neknomination” is very dangerous and although players are not exclusively teens or young adults, […]

Alcoholism, Current Events, Teenagers
January 10, 2014

“Pre-Gaming” Can Be Dangerous

Pre-Gaming: the practice of heavy drinking at home before going to a bar, club or social venue. The practice of pre-gaming is becoming more and more popular among young adults, but this could have disastrous results. High risk drinking is defined as drinking behavior in which a person has 11 or more drinks in a […]

Alcoholism, Current Events