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Alcoholism Treatment Resources for College Students

For a number of reasons, college students consume alcohol at unusually high rates and have especially strong odds of participating in the dangerous pattern of consumption known as binge drinking. Unfortunately, not all colleges provide adequate resources for binge drinking treatment and other forms of alcohol treatment. Let’s look at the types of treatment resources…

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5 Causes of Binge Drinking & How to Address Them

In recent years, Americans have grown increasingly aware of binge drinking alcohol abuse, a widespread pattern of alcohol intake that results in rapid intoxication. The public has also grown increasingly aware of the dangers of alcohol binging. Here are 5 causes of binge drinking, and how to address them, minimizing your consumption of alcohol. #1…

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Teen Drinking Leads to Lasting Deficits in Memory, Ability to Learn

New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that teenagers who engage in regular, intermittent drinking can unwittingly trigger lasting dysfunction in the hippocampus, a part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. How can teen drinking affect your teen? Doctors, researchers and public health officials are well aware that teenagers who drink…

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Why Do Teenagers Drink Alone?

New evidence from a team of American scientists indicates that teenage alcohol consumers may drink alone as a consequence of negative emotional states and an associated inability to resist alcohol intake. So, why do teenagers drink alone? Compared to people who drink in social settings with others, adults and teenagers who consume alcohol on their…

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When Alcohol Causes Insomnia, Suicide Is More Likely

Have you ever wondered, “When alcohol causes insomnia, is suicide more likely?” Unfortunately, we have the answer. Alcohol consumers affected by insomnia have increased chances of contemplating suicide or attempting suicide, according to recent findings from a team of American researchers. Doctors and researchers know that people who habitually drink alcohol in significant amounts have…

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Physical Dependence

Perhaps you assume that drug addiction, drug tolerance and physical dependence on drugs are all the same thing. Although the terms are often used together, they are not the same. If you use any drug, there are risks of tolerance, addiction, or physical dependence on that substance. Understanding physical dependence requires education, which the caring,…

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Signs of Addiction

There are many signs of addiction, whether you or a loved one experiences addiction to alcohol, heroin, prescription opioids, or some other substance. The attentive, professional staff at The Right Step Centers know the signs of addiction, and how to provide treatment programs that help an individual through recovery from addiction, and from dependence. When…