Recent findings from a group of American researchers indicate that college students with the highest levels of alcohol intake are most likely to receive long-term benefits from brief alcohol interventions designed to curb dangerous drinking patterns.
This year’s trick-or-treat festivities fall on a Saturday night. That increases the likelihood your teen will end up at a Halloween party where underage and binge drinking are occurring, making your child susceptible to all of the truly ghoulish dangers that accompany teen alcohol abuse (like drunk driving and sexual assault).
‘My Heart Misses the Woman I Fell in Love With’: The Spouse of an Opioid Addict Shares Her Story of Heartbreak … and Hope
“Reid” remembers the morning of April 8 this past spring like it was yesterday. She was at work that morning when the phone rang. Her partner, “Hope” (also an alias), was on the other line frantically screaming. The police were at their house unannounced, Hope was exclaiming. And they were throwing all of the family’s…Details
Sex addiction is not an easy diagnosis to make, especially if you’re not a trained expert on the topic. Having unconventional sexual behaviors does not necessarily make someone a sex addict, nor does infidelity, flirting, pornography use or other behaviors that may be troubling. Sometimes it’s easiest to see that someone has a problem with…Details
One of the primary issues that self-identified sex addicts must deal with is confusion about what sexual addiction really is (and is not). For starters, many people – not just the general public but clinicians – hear the phrase sexual addiction, and they immediately picture sexual offending. This misperception is compounded by the fact that…Details
A string of teen deaths and medical scares in recent years is incriminating etizolam, a dangerous newcomer to the recreational drug scene. The narcotic, which mimics the effects of traditional benzodiazepine sedatives like Valium and Xanax, is growing in popularity among today’s teens and across college campuses, thanks to its easy online availability and a…Details
“Unless we remember, we cannot understand,” the writer E.M. Forster said, and for the philosopher Aristotle, memory was “the scribe of the soul.” Now, new research developments suggest that forgetfulness may have its benefits, too — maybe most especially for those considering addiction treatment and a way to prevent relapse.
The bullying of LGBTQ adolescents in schools is a huge, ongoing social problem. This cruel and thoughtless behavior is causing many innocent young people to experience extreme emotional pain while damaging their sense of self-esteem.
If you’re one of those parents who thinks her teen would never in a million years use drugs, and you cite her straight-A report card and extracurricular activities as proof, you could be making a dangerous assumption. Forty-nine percent of 12th graders have at least tried an illicit substance. Even good students and well-rounded teenagers…Details
Teenagers who are prescribed sleep or anti-anxiety medications are at a much increased risk of becoming dependent on them than those who are not, reports a recent University of Michigan study published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behavior.