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Alcoholism & Addiction

Most Teens Who Smoke Marijuana Pair It With Alcohol

Alcohol and marijuana are the two most frequently used and abused substances among U.S. teens. Apart from their separate effects, the two substances pose special risks when used together. In a study published...

Polydrug Dependence Can Change Your Moral Outlook

Polydrug dependence, also known as polysubstance dependence, occurs when a person develops a physical/psychological reliance on two or more substances of abuse. This condition is a potential outcome of any...

Heavy Alcohol Consumption and Negative Teen Side Effects

When a teenager experiments with alcohol for the first time it’s called early initiation. This is a serious concern because many teens that use alcohol recreationally develop a dependence by the time they...

The Damage Alcohol Abuse is Doing to Twenty-Somethings

Alcohol abuse costs young people in terms of health, relationships and quality of life, but it also has an impact on the broader culture. New research has managed to quantify some of those negative costs to...

Understanding Alcohol-Related Disorders

Alcohol-related disorders is the collective name for a group of mental health conditions that revolve around the dysfunctional consumption of alcoholic beverages. These conditions appear in the American...

States Consider Abolishing Alcohol ‘Blue Laws’ to Boost Coffers

So-called “blue laws” may soon be abolished in several states across the country. The laws, which limit the sale of liquor on Sundays, were originally part of a religious ordinance to reserve Sunday as a...

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