I observed in a previous post that genetics, trauma, and substance-related changes in the brain are the “usual suspects” behind many substance use disorders. The heritability of substance use disorders has […]
Recent research indicates that women and young people may experience an elevated risk of death as a result of alcohol use disorders.
Parker: “History tends to repeat itself in families. I learned to drink from my father, who was pouring me cocktails in my teens. My (someday) memoir of our remarkable relationship after my mother’s death at 31 will be titled: “He Needed the Company; I Needed the Smokes.””
A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors and reported on health.usnews.com has important implications for parents, educators and health professionals. It found that “among people who use illicit drugs ” those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) start using them one to two years earlier in their youth than those without the disorder.” On average, subjects with ADHD began using alcohol at 13, about 1.5 years before those without the disorder.
“Teens who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two to four times more likely to use drugs or alcohol, compared with teens with no history of TBI, according to new research published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.”
A new study suggests that interventions should target sensitivity to anxiety in order to reduce and prevent substance abuse.