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Alcoholism & Addiction

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...

High School Football Star Killed in Drunk-Driving Crash

Steven Dankos and Thomas Erdman, both football stars at Howard County’s River Hill High in Maryland, were best friends. Both 17, Dankos started every game at offensive right guard, and team captain Erdman was left guard. After losing an important playoff game Friday—ending the team’s 40-game winning streak—Dankos and Erdman went out partying Saturday night. According to the Washington Post,...

Gender Plays a Role in Alcohol Consequences

As much as feminists may hate to admit it, there are certain inherent inequalities between men and women that we cannot overcome. One of the inequalities that exist are the consequences for consuming alcohol. A recent news piece highlights the differences, including the fact that women can become intoxicated much more quickly than men. While this may seem a consequence of a mere size difference, in reality it is...

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