Substance Abuse

The media has a problem with alcoholism

Alcoholism as a term has long expired, so why do common narratives around alcohol problems still rely on it so much?<p>The term alcoholism has long been retired from official alcohol clinical and policy guidance, abandoned as a reductionist and stigmatising label for problem drinking. Instead, alcohol …

Alcoholism

Spirits most likely type of alcohol to make people aggressive, study finds

Spirits are the most likely alcohol type to illicit feelings of aggression, while red wine most likely to make people relaxed, a new study …

Research

What’s the drunkest city in NC? It’s not one of the state’s largest, study finds

The most excessive drinking in North Carolina does not take place in the state’s largest cities, according to a recent study.<p>The report by 24/7 Wall …

North Carolina

Critique 208: A statement on alcohol and cancer that ignores the net health effects of moderate drinking, such as increasing longevity of life — 16 November 2017 – Institute on Lifestyle & Health

<b>LoConte NK, Brewster AM, Kaur JS, Merrill JK, Alberg AJ. Alcohol and Cancer: A Statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol</b> …

Research

MSNBC: ‘Slippery Slope’ to Hold Franken Accountable for Groping

As reports came in Monday morning of another woman claiming she was groped by Minnesota Senator Al Franken, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle seemed to …

Conservative View

Realistic Rodent Model of Drug Addiction

<i>Summary: New rodent model helps researchers discover it is ingenuity and not habit that sustains addiction.</i><p>Source: SfN.<p><b>Drug addiction may not require</b> …

Neuroscience

Ben Affleck Is Reportedly Back on Track After Relapsing in September

The 'Justice League' actor has been open about his battle with alcohol addiction<p>Ben Affleck has been open about his battle with addiction. In March, the actor and producer shared on Facebook that he completed treatment for alcohol addiction, saying it was “something I've dealt with in the past and …

Hilarie Burton

Pete Davidson learns hip-hop ropes from Chance the Rapper in SNL rap history

Rap & Hip-Hop

Many young Malaysians not healthy because of their lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of patients aged between 18 to 40 years old in hospitals have doubled in the past four years.<p>Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. …

Health

Addictions and ADHD: The Risks Associated with Substance Abuse

Millions of people in the USA are diagnosed with ADHD every year and a far greater number are believed to be affected by the disorder. Young …

ADHD

Worried That You Shop Too Much? Here Are Five Things You Need To Know About Shopping Addiction

The holidays are upon us and we all know that means one thing – ’tis the season for indulging. We eat more, drink more and yes, shop more. Whether we are buying gifts for our families or decorations for the house, for most shopping for the holidays is a normal commonplace tradition. However for …

Shopping

Can You Really Be Addicted To Sex? Here’s Everything You Should Know

<i>By Macaela Mackenzie</i><p><b>The answer is not exactly straightforward.</b><p>When we watch a politician, actor, or any other public figure fall from grace in the …

Relationships

Tests for pot-impaired driving flawed, substance abuse expert says

Tests measuring THC levels don't necessarily measure impairment, cannabis expert says<p>As Alberta adjusts its traffic act in response to the looming …

Cannabis

Prescription drug abuse increasingly seen as a major U.S. public health problem

Americans’ concerns about prescription drug abuse have risen over the past four years, with some of largest increases coming among well-educated …

Public Health

Recovering addict says community has nothing to fear from proposed St. James recovery centre

'If the community embraces you, it’s a massive positive to the community,' says Jonathan Parker<p>A man recovering from drug addiction, who lives near …

Toronto

Helping the 'hidden' women drinkers to change habits

LIKE many women of her generation, Gina Easom spent her youth caught up in the ladette drinking culture of the 1990s.<p>"Young women were encouraged to …

Looking under the hood: How brain science informs addiction treatment

As a neuroscientist I have been trained to think in a certain way, almost like a car mechanic, who “looks under the hood” at the brains of laboratory …

The Brain

Kansas Removing More Children From Homes With Drug Abuse

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has seen a 42 percent increase over the past five years in the number of children removed from homes in which a parent is …

Addictions experts in Calgary for conference on substance abuse

Hundreds of medical workers, researchers and policy makers are in Calgary this week dealing with the issues facing addicts all over the …

Calgary

Alcohol and marijuana have very different health effects — here's which is worse, according to science

Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call. There are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked. Time is important, too — while some effects are noticeable immediately, others only begin …

Research

How EMDR Therapy Heals Trauma and Addiction

Life experiences, either negative or positive, have a significant impact on our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Adverse life experiences such as …

Emotions

Alcohol Awareness Week: seeking a responsible alternative

Most of us are aware that chronic, heavy alcohol consumption and binge drinking leads to a plethora of health issues including liver damage and …

UK Universities

Impact of alcohol on families is too high says NHS Tayside

© Supplied<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Tayside health chiefs are working to make vital changes to the region’s hugely damaging drinking culture.<p>Due …

Health

Can Legal Marijuana Fix America’s Binge Drinking Problem?

There’s nothing wrong with sharing a cocktail or two with friends and family. But binge drinking is a different matter.<p>As more states legalize …

Cannabis

National Addictions Awareness Week | Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Words Matter<p><b>November 12 – 18, 2017</b><p>Each year, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) joins organizations across the country in …

Peter Watts: Addictions and substance abuse

Monday marks the start of a three-day gathering in Calgary to talk about addictions and substance abuse. How timely! The list of addictions seems to …

Dialling into drug and alcohol issues

O<p>dyssey House staff member Tammy Shiva says people phone her about alcohol and other drug support services for a range of reasons.<p>One caller might be …

Even light drinkers at risk of cancer

I enjoy the occasional glass of wine, and I wouldn't consider this level of drinking to be harmful to my health. But it appears I'm wrong; that …

Cancer

New tip sheet looks at alcohol use and older adults

About Liz Seegert<p>Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer …

Health

Alcohol abuse may cause more brain damage in women than in men

Chronic alcohol abuse is dangerous, but new research from Texas suggests it may be more detrimental to women than men. The research, which was …

The Brain