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Drug Abuse

Mars and Venus: Prescription Drugs Affect Men and Women Differently

People have been tracking the differences between men and women for decades, but oddly, little attention has been paid to the differences in how men and women respond to different medications. Dosages are usually based on weight or on a person’s individual response with little attention paid to the differences in hormones, metabolism, and body … Continue reading Mars and Venus: Prescription Drugs Affect Men and Women Differently

July 25, 2014

Alcohol Abuse

Top 10 Hardest Drinking States in the Country

Americans drink a lot of alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism[1] found, “Per capita consumption of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages combined in 2013 was 2.34 gallons.” This doesn’t mean every person drinks the same amount. Some individuals choose not to drink any alcohol. Others struggle with alcohol abuse issues and drink … Continue reading Top 10 Hardest Drinking States in the Country

July 23, 2014

Addiction Recovery

A New Obsession: Replacing Addiction with a Healthy New Goal

Alcoholism and drug addictions involve an obsession with getting and drinking or using. When those with a substance use disorder go through detox and rehab, they should be coming out the other side with goals for a whole new life – a life without drugs. It’s a quality-of-life issue that’s central to a long-term recovery.1 … Continue reading A New Obsession: Replacing Addiction with a Healthy New Goal

December 16, 2013

Drug Addiction

Rich People and Heroin: The Path to a Deadly Addiction

Once associated with poor inner cities, heroin use has a new image. It’s the chic drug of choice for some in upper-income brackets in exclusive neighborhoods. In some cases, drug dealers make personal deliveries to these fashionable areas, and they even run specials to attract their young, urban professional clientele.[1] In fact, heroin use is … Continue reading Rich People and Heroin: The Path to a Deadly Addiction

July 25, 2013

Drug Abuse

The Connection Between Intelligence and Addiction: Why Some ‘Smart’ People Are Getting High

Are smart people more inclined to experiment with mind-altering substances? Or are “thinkers” more interested in exploring their psyche through marijuana and other drugs as compared to their more down-to-earth peers? An article published by Psychology Today reports that more intelligent children in the UK are more likely to grow up and use psychoactive drugs … Continue reading The Connection Between Intelligence and Addiction: Why Some ‘Smart’ People Are Getting High

July 9, 2013