Substance use disorder and ADHD are two health conditions known for their ability to increase affected individuals’ involvement in unusually risky behavior. People diagnosed with ADHD have statistically increased chances of developing substance use disorder at some point in their lifetimes. In a study scheduled for publication in 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol…Details
By Suzanne Kane In this fast-paced world, there’s no shortage of daily demands. In the determination to accomplish everything, some things inevitably fall off the list or people find themselves less than satisfied with the results. A mounting sense of pressure can take its toll, even bringing on symptoms of depression.Details
On its website, the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) details the many important factors that influence whether an adolescent will choose to drink and the effects that alcohol use has on an adolescent’s development. Here are key excerpts from the posting:
If you ask the average person to tell you what they know about alcoholism, chances are they believe at least a few things that are false. There are many myths surrounding alcoholism, and some of them cause people to avoid getting the help they need. Here are some of the most common myths about alcoholics…Details
Many parents wonder how their parenting style might influence their child’s decision to use or not use drugs and alcohol. In fact, studies have shown that parents have significant influence over whether a child or teen will experiment with drugs and alcohol.
Alcohol control strategies are techniques and approaches used to limit the risks for involvement in patterns of drinking that significantly boost exposure to serious alcohol-related harm. The individual can implement some of these strategies, while others come from governments, public health organizations or other private or public institutions. In a study published in 2014 in…Details
Heroin is a powerfully addictive drug, and breaking free from its grip can be especially challenging. When heroin addicts attend Alcoholics Anonymous and other support groups that focus on alcoholism recovery, they sometimes feel like they don’t belong. At times, it seems, there’s a certain stigma attached to heroin addiction. For recovering heroin addicts, whether…Details
Long-term drug abuse of any kind will negatively impact your health, and poor health will often have a detrimental effect on your physical appearance. However, no other drug causes the kind of extreme, visible physical deterioration that results from methamphetamine use.
Detoxification, or detox, is one of the most difficult aspects of addiction treatment. Detox starts right after the last time you use drugs and is not over until the drug has been completely eliminated from your body. When you have been supplying your body with drugs for a long period of time and then stop…Details
Physical activity is the general term for any activity that involves body movement and increases the body’s rate of energy usage. Some activities result in relatively minor or moderate increases in energy usage, while others result in relatively high increases. According to the results of a study published in January 2014 in the journal Alcohol,…Details