Teens and Dramamine Abuse

Dramamine is the brand name for dimenhydrinate, an over-the-counter medication used to treat motion sickness (dizziness, nausea and vomiting). On the surface, it seems like there’s no reason why anyone would want to take Dramamine recreationally, but Dramamine abuse is indeed a trend among teenagers. Unfortunately, it can also be deadly.

How to Treat Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety, worry and nervousness are normal, healthy and useful feelings in appropriate doses and at appropriate times. We all need to feel a little nervous about getting too close to the edge of a cliff, for example. Fear of falling and dying would be absolutely justified in this context, and our anxiety about that possibility…

What Is Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease?

Many young people today have been asking: does alcohol ruin your liver? The truth is, every drink of alcohol you consume takes a toll on your liver. Binge drinking and chronic alcoholism can destroy your liver and can actually lead to death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19,388 alcohol-induced…

Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Fatal Car Accidents Involving Alcohol?

Every year, thousands of Americans die in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. A federal agency called the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps annual records of drunk-driving statistics by state, including a state-by-state breakdown of drunk-driving fatalities. Using these statistics, we can see which states have the highest and lowest rates of these fatalities.