A new study indicates that adolescent boys who use marijuana on a weekly basis may be at heightened risk for subclinical symptoms of psychosis. Alarmingly, these symptoms appear to persist, even after a year of abstinence from the drug.
“Denial is not an option” Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, June 18, 2013 1. There is much talk in the media of a heroin “epidemic”. Is the […]
Findings “published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment by researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions, offer support for a wider use of medications that may help reduce or prevent substance abuse […]
Science Daily: People mix alcohol and energy drinks for fun and…it doesn’t end well. Neither does using ED’s to sober up.
The results of a survey of 595 university students in Victoria, Australia will be published in the July 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The sample consisted of individuals […]
(Caution: Spoilers ahead) Well, the production crew on Nurse Jackie isn’t taking any prisoners this season, that’s for sure. This is as realistic (and thus harrowing) a depiction of the familial ravages of […]
Medical News Today reports that a study by Dr. Gyongyi Szabo and colleagues from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester found that “Drinking just four glasses of wine for […]
NBC News: Which Adolescent Rehabs Offer the Best Treatment? Science can Tell Us (And We Can Tell Each Other)
How to Fix Rehab: Expert Who Lost Son to Addiction Has a Plan – NBC News.com. This is a very encouraging article about efforts by Thomas McLellan, a research psychologist […]
“In some ways the dynamic is simple: alcohol makes everything better, until it makes everything worse.” ― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism […]
(Salvador Dali: The Persistence of Memory) “But the thing about remembering is that you don’t forget.” ― Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried While addiction is viewed in most corners […]
“You never know when that addict in your life may need your hope, because they have none of their own, always leaving them inches away from giving up.” This is […]