Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Just for today, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. In sobriety we celebrate clean time. I can remember being asked, “You celebrate the fact that you don’t do drugs?” Or “Isn’t that what you are supposed to do? What, do you want a
People visiting Colorado are more likely to end up in the emergency room for marijuana use than residents of the state, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Recreational use of marijuana is legal in four states, including Oregon, Alaska, Washington and Colorado. It has been legal in Colorado since
Drinking during pregnancy can lead to generations of alcoholism, according to a study conducted by Binghamton University. The researchers on the study conducted tests on rats to learn the effects of alcohol on fetuses and following generations. The researchers gave pregnant rats alcohol four days in a row at gestational days 17-20. The amount of
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 8 percent of women and 17 percent of men will become dependent on alcohol in their lifetime. This alcohol dependence and excessive consumption leads to 88,000 deaths annually and many other health complications. A very common illness related to excessive alcohol consumption is liver failure.
According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, young adults who binge drink are more likely to have high blood pressure and other negative health effects than non-drinkers. Data from participants in the Nicotine Dependence in Teens Study was collected and analyzed by researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center.
In 2013, benzodiazepine drugs, which are sedatives like Xanax, Valium and Klonopin, accounted for 31 percent of overdose deaths. According to research done by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, these drugs are heavily prescribed and have been responsible for an increase
Hookah, a water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco, is a popular alternative to e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Smoking hookah is a social event, often done in a group with friends. Because of its popularity, there are now hookah bars all across the United States. In New York City, there are over 140. At
Although the number of prescriptions written for the stimulant drug Adderall is decreasing, young adults are still misusing the medication. This has led to an increase of emergency room visits relating to the drug. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health led the study, which is published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
E-cigarette and ‘vaping’ searches are taking over the internet. The number of searches related to tobacco vaping products on engines like Google are increasing every year. In 2014, there were 8.5 million e-cigarette related searches. These searches included terms like ‘best e-cig,’ ‘buy vapes’ and ‘shop vaping.’ In 2015, this number increased 62 percent. These
The effects alcohol has on millions of people worldwide are astounding. For some, alcohol hides their fears and worries but tears their relationships apart. For others, it leads to serious diseases like cirrhosis and pancreatitis. But alcohol doesn’t just affect those consuming the substance. It affects everyone around them, especially children. There is an estimated