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2013-03-28 23:01:03

Florida´s Delray Recovery Center is a treatment facility that offers personalized programs to overcome alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. The center has seen first-hand what alcohol abuse can do to an individual and is releasing a new infographic on the dangers of abusing alcohol to help others understand how hazardous a substance it can be. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Florida´s Delray Recovery Center is a treatment facility that...

Effects Of Binge Drinking Include Brain Impairment In Just Months
2012-10-16 18:32:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bill Cosby was on to something when he addressed this country´s propensity for binge drinking. Speaking in his ℠Bill Cosby, Himself´ special from 1983, he said, “It's always strange. I've had a lot of people work for me, and I've found out it's a funny thing that you give them Saturday and Sunday off, and they work so hard to get to those two days and those are the two days that they totally destroy...

2012-09-17 11:24:40

Individuals with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) vary widely in their age of onset of use, patterns of drinking, and symptom profiles. AUDs are often 'divided' into two categories: alcohol abuse (AA) and alcohol dependence (AD), with AA perceived as a milder syndrome that might develop into AD over time. A recent study of the clinical features of AUDs, with a focus on family liability, has found that — contrary to expectations — AA symptoms better reflect familial risk for AUDs than...

2012-08-15 23:02:03

Dr. Mohammad And His Team Of Experts Add Alcohol Detox To The List Of Discussion Points Being Addressed At Approaching Town Hall Malibu, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top drug rehab centers in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team of top addiction experts will be adding the topic of...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

Drinking in high school is nothing new, and teens face not only alcohol abuse but a new trend called drunkorexia. Sunset Bay Academy explains the roots of this growing trend and why high school teens are so susceptible to its trappings. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 As many parents may know, high school can be a frightening and exhilarating time. Teens get their first taste of freedom as parents get to watch their sons and daughters go off to prove themselves in a demanding social...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

The Last Call Program is a new private treatment done at home to help control excessive drinking habits without the necessity or embarrassment of public treatment. (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Recent studies from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have shown that 17.6 million people in the United States either depend on or abuse alcohol, and out of these approximately only 1 million seek a form of treatment. This is a real concern for people suffering from alcohol-related...

2011-10-16 21:39:40

-Researchers used an anonymous online survey to examine drinking patterns and personality traits. -Results identified three groups, two of which drank at fairly high levels. -The group with higher levels of impulsivity and aggression appears most at-risk for future alcohol problems. In a national survey of undergraduates, roughly six percent met criteria for current alcohol dependence (AD), and approximately 31 percent met criteria for current alcohol abuse. While many undergraduates...

2011-08-16 12:40:26

    * Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates neuronal plasticity.    * Researchers have found high serum BDNF levels among alcohol-dependent (AD) but abstinent individuals that do not correlate with either chronic drinking or associated toxicity.    * These findings suggest that BDNF may predict relapse in AD individuals undergoing treatment. One of the ways an alcohol dependence (AD) diagnosis can be made is through measurement of...

2011-08-16 12:22:42

    * Gender differences exist in the prevalence, characteristics, and course of alcohol dependence (AD).    * Polymorphisms of alcohol dehydrogenase-1B (ADH1B) and aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) are strong genetic determinants of AD.    * While inactive ALDH2 traditionally delays the development of AD in men, a new study has found that inactive ALDH2 can accelerate the development of AD in women. Researchers know that gender differences exist in...

2011-06-16 12:17:18

People seeking help for their alcohol or other drug problems enter treatment with very different levels of motivation to change. Differences in motivation appear to make a critical difference in which patients seek, comply with, and complete treatment. Findings from a study of the extent to which motivation and self-efficacy "“ the confidence to resist temptation and to abstain from drinking "“ changed during treatment, and the degree to which these variables affected drinking...