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These Dangerous Drinking Games Are Killing Teens

These Dangerous Drinking Games Are Killing TeensUnderage and young drinkers most often binge when they drink and too often do so by playing dangerous games that can lead to alcohol poisoning and even death. If you have a teen or a college student, you need to be aware of the risky games that these young people are playing, both in the real world and online with social media. You also need to talk to your child about the dangers of playing these games. They can seem fun and harmless at first, but can quickly deteriorate into tragedy.

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Exhibitionism in Female Sex Addicts

Exhibitionism in Female Sex AddictsA highly respected doctor is demoted after her exhibitionist behavior results in charges of sexual harassment.

Lexie, a pediatric cardiologist, worked for one of the largest teaching hospitals on the East Coast. By the age of 35, she’d made advancements in her field; her expertise in instruction was sought after; her bedside manner made her a hit with patients. Residents stood around Lex on every round, watching admiringly as she soothed family fears or communicated difficult information to the children in her care.

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Chief Medical Officer for The Right Step® and Promises® Austin to Participate in Fundraising Rappelling Event Before ASAM Conference

logo-smJason Powers, MD, MAPP, will rappel down the 31-story Hilton Austin to help raise public awareness and funding to end the stigma and suffering of those affected by addiction.

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Why Children of Alcoholics and Addicts Become Addicted to Love

Why Children of Alcoholics and Addicts Become Addicted to LoveGrowing up in a home where drugs or alcohol are routinely used or abused can lead to a wide variety of problems. A parent with addictive tendencies is unpredictable and rarely emotionally available for his or her children. The addicted parent may disappear for days or weeks on end, and when he or she is around the children, there may be mood swings, rage or episodes of stumbling, falling or sleeping for long periods of time.

One common problem that children of alcoholics and addicts develop is love addiction. If one or more of your parents had a problem with alcoholism or addiction, you may find yourself having one unhealthy relationship after another, and you may not understand why.

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Smoking Slows Brain Recovery During Alcoholism Treatment

Smoking Slows Brain Recovery During Alcoholism TreatmentIn America, alcohol use and cigarette use are two of the most likely sources of premature, preventable fatalities. In addition, people who combine smoking with excessive alcohol intake have greater overall health risks than people who only smoke or people who only drink excessively. In a study published in 2014 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, a team of U.S. researchers examined the impact that cigarette use has on brain function recovery in people receiving treatment for alcohol dependence (i.e., alcoholism). These researchers concluded that continuing cigarette use during alcoholism treatment can delay the restoration of normal brain function.

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What Effective Treatment Looks Like for Teens

What Effective Treatment Looks Like for TeensHaving a child with a substance abuse problem is devastating. You probably feel disappointed, helpless and scared. You are not only worried that he is ruining his life by spending all of his time getting high, but also scared that he could overdose. You know that you need to get him professional treatment for his problem, but you feel lost. What are your options? And how do you know if a treatment center or program will be able to help your teen?

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Honor of Top Houston Doctor for 2015 Bestowed on Chief Medical Officer for The Right Step® and Promises® Austin

Dr Jason Powers, Chief Medical OfficerJason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, voted one of Houston’s Top Doctors for 2015 by H Texas magazine.

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Stay Safe on Spring Break

Stay Safe on Spring BreakIf you’re a college student, you may be looking forward to a fun vacation on a warm, sunny beach to break away from the daily grind of studying, lectures and textbooks. School can be stressful, and you’ve worked hard all year long to keep your grades up. You deserve some rest and relaxation. However, you’re probably aware that there are some risks involved in going on a trip for spring break.

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5 Signs Your Teen Needs Residential Addiction Treatment

5 Signs Your Teen Needs Residential Addiction TreatmentYou lie awake at night worried about your teenager. He or she has always been a challenging child, but recently they’ve morphed into someone you can barely control. You don’t trust their friends, their grades have dropped, and you suspect they’re doing drugs. Any simple request leads to an argument. They’ve had therapy on and off for years with no tangible results. You don’t know how to turn them around and you worry that things will get worse before they get better.

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Study Links Teen Insomnia to Depression, Anxiety

Study Links Teen Insomnia to Depression, Anxiety A recent study from the University of Adelaide in South Australia has identified an apparent link between insomnia, depression, generalized anxiety and panic disorders in teenagers. The results of the study were recently published in the journal Sleep Medicine.

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