The holidays have come and gone, and you may now be realizing that you overindulged. Not on cookies or pumpkin pie, but on your substance of choice. Throughout all the parties and the social gatherings, you never saw it as a problem to have just one more drink or sneak away to take a pill.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently requires health warning labels on all cigarette packaging in the United States. Although prominent, these text warning labels do not always deter consumers from smoking. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, a study focuses on whether graphic images along with the text warnings would discourage more people from
Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist When I got sober I started to notice I had this thing inside of me- I guess I could call it a conscience! Others call it a gut feeling or even their Higher Power speaking through them. For so long in active addiction I disregarded my conscience to continue
Many parents believe that introducing children to alcohol in their own homes will lower the likelihood of them abusing the substance. However, a new UK based study published in Health and Social Care Information proves that is not true. The study analyzed data from 120,000 teens from varying backgrounds. It was found that 70 percent
Most Schedule II opioids are prescribed by general practitioners, according to a study by Stanford University published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This goes against the belief that addicts receive these drugs from illegitimate sources. Schedule II opioids are drugs that are approved by the FDA but have a high potential of abuse. The most common
Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Holidays can be a hard time of year for an addict or alcoholic. In the past, there was always some substance in my body to help me get through this time. I looked at the holidays as a stressful and used that as an excuse to drink or use.
Findings from Duke University, published in the journal of Development and Psychopathology, find that adolescents are more likely to use drugs or alcohol if they see others engage in antisocial or dangerous behavior, especially if they have the ‘risk-taking’ gene. These findings came from a survey of 151 adolescents. The adolescents responded to questions on
As the disease of addiction continues to gain attention, more healthcare groups are doing their part to curb the epidemic. From needle exchange programs to safe surrendering of drugs, there are innovative programs in development aimed to help drug users enter sobriety and stay healthy. If approved, a new pilot program based in New York
Although the rate of alcohol consumption among Canadian students has decreased within the past twenty years, the students are still engaging in hazardous drinking. Hazardous drinking is defined as a risky pattern that can cause physical, social and psychological problems. According to the 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, 18 percent of students
Having an open relationship with your children may deter them from using drugs, according to a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study observed interactions between 675 parents and children of Latino families. It focused on Latinos due to cultural differences and the fact that Latino adolescents have a higher risk of abusing