Texas statistics of drinking and driving suggest the state has a serious alcohol abuse problem. In 2014 (the most recent year with available data) 1,446 Texans lost their lives in alcohol-related automobile and motorcycle accidents, putting the state in first place in this dubious category.
In America and throughout the world, celebrities and other ultra-rich individuals receive a broad range of social perks and privileges. If you base your opinions on popular news and entertainment coverage, the ultra wealthy also appear to have ready access to drugs and alcohol. But does celebrity drug abuse actually happen more often than drug…Details
More than nine out of every 10 drinks consumed by Americans under the age of 21 is during a binge, and college students are especially likely to drink alcohol in binges. Binge drinking can lead to accidental injuries, alcohol poisoning and, over time, problems such as liver disease. The first step to avoiding these consequences…Details
If you take a look at national substance abuse statistics by city, it’s evident that some regions suffer from bigger drug problems than others. In particular, states such as Maryland and Louisiana are not only home to cities with major drug problems, but they also have seen dramatic increases in drug use in recent years.…Details
Some people believe that depression is a condition that only appears in adults, who face everyday burdens of responsibility and obligation. However, doctors, researchers and public health officials have long known that the condition also appears in a significant number of teenagers. This fact makes appropriate teenage rehab for depression a mental health necessity.
There are plenty of myths about alcohol and alcoholism, and many of them have been thoroughly debunked. However, the idea that “beer addiction” is somehow not alcoholism, or that you can’t be an alcoholic if you only drink beer, seems to endure.
Since bath salts hit the streets, the number of bath salts related deaths has been on the rise. In 2011 alone, more than 20,000 emergency room cases involved bath salts. The most common effects of using bath salts include psychosis, suicidal thoughts, heart and circulation problems, depression and death.
Adderall and Ritalin are two of the most widely prescribed medications for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Both of these medications contain strong, potentially addictive prescription stimulants as their active ingredients. If you want to avoid stimulant use, which may ultimately end in stimulant addiction and require treatment, you may wonder if there…Details
Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by instability in moods, self-image and relationships with others. Mental health professionals are often reluctant to diagnose teenagers with this disorder, because teens are still going through changes in mental development, but once a teenager is showing signs of a personality disorder, it is important to…Details
One in six adults binge drinks at least four times a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drinking an average of eight drinks per binge. Binge drinking carries many risks, ranging from unintentional injuries such as falls, alcohol poisoning and liver disease. If you tend to binge, finding out how to stop…Details