Recent studies have shown that the family and school environments can both protect Hispanic teens from and put them at risk for substance abuse. Many factors go into the initiation of substance abuse, including individual factors. However, the latest research is helping to pinpoint how external, social factors affect young Hispanics and may either lead…Details
Disparities between stated sexual orientation, sexual attraction and history of sexual behavior may contribute to hazardous drinking among sexual minority women, according to new research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
One of the biggest challenges children and adolescents are faced with is being bullied. Bullying is a way of causing the victim to feel bad about himself or herself. It can be physical or non-physical and it can be done by individuals or groups. Bullies may taunt, tease, spread rumors and call others by derogatory…Details
Adolescence is a vulnerable time for a person of any ethnicity or immigration status. This is a time during which the brain is still developing and self-identity is forming. Young people have to make choices that can be conflicting, no matter the individual’s background. Behind every choice are the opposing forces of peer pressure or…Details
Significant numbers of transgender men and women seek treatment for substance use disorder, according to new findings from a team of American researchers.
Recent research points to a troubling fact: Hispanic youth in America are abusing drugs and alcohol at greater rates than their peers. This is an important statistic for everyone in the Hispanic community, but especially for parents of children, preteens and teens. Prevention is the best medicine for substance abuse, and parents have the power…Details
Are Women More Altruistic Than Men? How the Answer May Help Women Considering Treatment for Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnoses
Are women more altruistic than men? The Dalai Lama thinks so. In 2013, he told reporters gathered at a news conference in Australia that women were “biologically” geared for “more sensitivity about others’ well-being.”
Two days before she died, Linda called in to work to say she wouldn’t be there that week because of a family emergency. In her early 50s, Linda, a recovering alcoholic, had become an avid biker and was known by her closest friends as a healthy, happy and energetic woman still in her prime.
“Brain plasticity.” The term frequently gets bandied about these days in the latest studies on addiction and mental health. It’s a fancy way to describe the brain’s inherent capacity to adapt and heal (or deteriorate) over the course of a lifetime, in response to one’s environment, experiences and changing physiology. And for people in recovery…Details
If you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, you may be looking ahead to the New Year and vowing that once the holidays are behind you, you’ll reach out for the addiction treatment you need and get your life back at last.