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What We Drink and How We Think

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What We Drink and How We Think: This looks at a study suggesting that drug use may cause aggression. Researcher Brad Bushman; Effect of central nervous systems (CNS) depressants such as alcohol and barbiturates; Effects of CNS stimulants, opiates, and marijuana. “O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away[…]

The Myth of Motivation

The Myth of Motivation

Stop searching for motivation and start taking massive action. True or false? In order to get anything done, do you have to feel motivated to do it first? FALSE. However, if you’re like most people out there, you answered true and are more likely to fall into the motivation trap! What is the motivation trap? The motivation[…]

Teach Your Teen About Alcohol

Teach Your Teen About Alcohol

One in five teens will get into a car with a driver who has been drinking. You might think high school drinking is probably harmless. But consider these numbers. In a 2015 survey of U.S. high schoolers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 percent reported downing five or more drinks in a two-hour stretch—in other words,.binge drinking. Almost[…]

Why Drinking When You’re Stressed Is Risky Business

Why Drinking When You’re Stressed Is Risky Business

Research probes the effects of alcohol and stress on the brain. Here’s something to keep in mind as the holidays unfold: if you drink alcohol when you’re stressed, you may be flipping a brain switch that makes heavier drinking all the more likely. That’s the finding of a new animal study on the neural effects of drinking, and stressed humans[…]

Signs Your Children Are Abusing Drugs or Alcohol.

Signs Your Children Are Abusing Drugs or Alcohol

Summer means plenty of free time. Summer is here and that means college students are back home and teenagers are out of school. I often find the free time and lack of adult supervision can lead to increased exposure to alcohol and drugs. The exposure to substances of abuse at this time of year makes it important for parents to be vigilant about warning[…]

Three Phases of Addiction.

Three Phases of Addiction

Getting high, avoiding the low, and craving. Tobacco, alcohol, stimulants, opiates, and marijuana are all capable of leading to addiction. Some of these drugs are more addictive than others. Some people are more prone to becoming addicted than others. Authors of a recent review article in the New England Journal of Medicine define addiction as “the most severe, chronic stage[…]

Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse.

Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol may be one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world. Alcohol may be one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, and Alcohol Awareness Month is the perfect time to delve into the nitty-gritty of alcohol abuse and the way it impacts our communities. Here are four reasons you should pay more attention to[…]

What Parents Need to Know About Underage Drinking.

What Parents Need to Know About Underage Drinking

Here are four tips for parents when talking to their kids about alcohol. I am an alcoholic. Seventeen years and nine-ish months ago, I quit a 2-liter of hard liquor a day habit. I started drinking when I was 11 and spent the years up until I decided to quit getting drunk every opportunity I got. It[…]

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Learn how supplements can help heal your body and your mind. You might be surprised to learn that many people with substance use disorders suffer from nutrient deficiencies. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with alcohol, stimulant, or opiate addiction, it’s important that you know how your nutritional health might be affected. Supplements can help you[…]

What Makes Teenagers Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

What Makes Teenagers Abuse Drugs and Alcohol? | Alcohol

A new study explores the roots of drug and alcohol use in teenagers. Drug and alcohol abuse has always been a major problem for many young people. According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey of drug use among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, the reported use of illicit drugs has generally gone down though alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco are still[…]

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