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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 in November 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a team of American researchers sought to determine how many teenagers simultaneously use alcohol and marijuana. These researchers also examined the...

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 sustained involvement in polydrug use. According to the results of a study published in October 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, polydrug dependence can significantly alter an individual’s moral...

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 reach adulthood. In addition to the increased risk of addiction, there are many immediate risks associated with adolescent alcohol consumption, including risky sexual behaviors that can result in an unplanned...

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 the individual as well as society at large. Called the Christchurch Health and Development Study, the research took a broad look at how heavy drinking by New Zealand’s young adults affects several aspects of a...

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 Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in a chapter dedicated to all kinds of substance-related disorders. DSM 5, the new fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical...

Heart Beat Affects Alcohol Cravings, Study Finds

The Drug and Alcohol Dependence publication recently included a report that says there is a link between the autonomic nervous system and the compulsion for alcoholics to drink. Researchers have begun to look at cardiac measurements in determining which alcoholics in treatment are likely to experience the strongest urges to go back to drinking. They achieved this by measuring heart beat changes, also referred to as...

Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Other Substance Abuse

Research now shows that the earlier a person is introduced to alcohol, the greater their chance of abusing drugs later in life. Pot has always taken the heat in the past as being the drug that opens the door to more illegal substance abuse, but now alcohol may be the biggest factor. The research now shows that more than 75 percent of teens are likely to try alcohol compared with less than 50 percent who experiment...

Health Risks of Chronic Alcohol Consumption

Besides the increased risk that you will suffer injury from falling or being involved in a traffic accident, chronic use of alcohol also increases the likelihood that you will experience a host of other health problems. Cirrhosis of the liver is perhaps the most well-known health risk faced by drinkers, but consuming alcohol actually makes it more likely that a person could face health risks in almost every part of...

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