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2014-06-11 09:40:33

American University It's no secret that combat experiences are highly stressful and can contribute to instances of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among soldiers post-deployment. It also comes as no surprise that many soldiers afflicted with these conditions abuse alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate. But new research coauthored by Cristel Russell, an associate professor of marketing with American University's Kogod School of Business, and researchers with the Walter...

2014-06-11 08:31:21

Creator of first smartphone breathalyzer debuts BACtrack® Consumption Report; Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) insights driven by over 100,000 data points SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, consumer Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) data is available, providing insight into alcohol consumption patterns around the nation thanks to BACtrack®, the leader in personal and professional-grade breathalyzers. The data was collected anonymously from users of BACtrack Mobile....

2014-06-10 13:18:19

The Kavli Foundation Neuroscientists agree that abuse of drugs hijacks circuits in the brain that are crucial for decision-making, but society as a whole tends to stigmatize addicted people for lacking self-control. Slowly but steadily, scientists say, they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes. A group of addiction...

2014-06-09 23:07:59

Narconon Freedom Center discusses the problems associated with drunk and drugged driving and issues a warning along with new educational tools to keep your family safe this summer. Albion, Michigan (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 A national survey of the United States done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that an estimated 10.3 million people drive under the influence of illegal drugs that year. While many of us are aware of how dangerous drunk driving is,...

2014-06-05 14:34:24

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Even before conception, a son's vulnerability for alcohol use disorders could be shaped by a father who chronically drinks to excess, according to a new animal study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online Wednesday in PLOS ONE, show male mice that were chronically exposed to alcohol before breeding had male offspring that were less likely to consume alcohol and were more sensitive to its...

2014-06-03 23:16:36

Alicia Anderson-Brown is recognized as a The National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The National Association of Professional Women honors Alicia Anderson-Brown as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in drug abuse counseling. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the...

2014-06-03 23:12:31

Highway safety can be improved by using new research that screens for psychoactive drugs and alcohol use. This book presents an epidemiological study of road users’ consumption of psychoactive substances in Nigeria and also examines the use of driving simulators that evaluate skills impairment after drinking alcoholic beverages. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Portable electronic digital screening devices such as “Oral Screen” along with other screening devices were used to establish the...

2014-06-03 08:21:42

SEATTLE, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Google Survey we conducted during the month of April 2014 - Despite the slow pace of legalizing marijuana in the United States, Americans believe it's worse to drive after drinking than after smoking marijuana. Querying 1000 Internet users nationwide, a little over 84 percent of those polled answered "yes" to the question "Which is worse, driving after drinking or driving after smoking marijuana." According to Lock, an...

2014-05-28 23:11:03

There are no easy solutions to recovery from substance abuse, and a life of sobriety is a daily choice, not merely a new condition resulting from recovery. Fortunately, Insight to Recovery has developed means to help people from all areas of the United States to realize just how good life without the anchor of substance abuse can be. Boynton Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 For many people, finding a way to balance a new life in sobriety against the needs of recovery can be a difficult...

2014-05-28 08:31:53

~ New Resources from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute Guide Parents to Get Help for a Child's Addiction, Continue Care into Long-Term Recovery ~ NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), today launched new resources that help guide families when they are selecting an adolescent substance abuse treatment program and then continuing care into long-term...


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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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