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2014-05-13 12:33:18

Study Reveals Surprising Behavioral Changes that May Link to Leadership in this Species BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings published by researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering are helping to unravel the complex interplay between alcohol and social behavior and may lead to new therapies for mitigating the negative impacts of alcohol use and abuse. Their experiments, published in the current issue of Alcohol: Clinical and...

2014-05-12 23:02:19

The combination of alcohol with young people celebrating prom, the end of a school year, or even the end of high school, can lead to excess. Narconon Arrowhead issues a warning to parents to help curb drug and alcohol abuse during this time. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) points out that this is the time of year when celebrations for America’s teenagers have the potential to get completely out of hand. The invitation for America’s...

2014-05-07 12:30:08

Research With Experts, Parents & Teens Suggests Early, Frequent, Engaging Dialog NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alcohol Talk, a new public education campaign to help parents talk with their teens about drinking, was unveiled today by sponsor Pernod Ricard USA, the New York-based unit of the global spirits and wine marketer. The campaign emphasizes the timing, language and opportunities parents can use to have this conversation with confidence and credibility, based on input from...

2014-05-07 10:52:24

Having divorced parents who also abused alcohol did not increase suicide risk, according to study People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased by 14 percent the risk that a person would try to take his or her own life when compared to people whose parents did not...

2014-05-06 23:06:06

The Discovery House, a Participant in Fundraiser for "Victory for Victims" RESEDA, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Discovery House is pleased to announce its participation in the "Victory for Victims" event. The event was a 5K walk/run and 10K river run that raised funds for victims of abuse. The race was held April 13, 2014, at Lake Balboa Park, Encino, California. The event was the official cool-down race of the 2014 Asics LA Marathon, and welcomed individuals and...

2014-05-05 23:06:55

Rehab program releases brochure to help others to gain the knowledge to save lives from the destruction and desperation of addiction, and to help to save children, families and communities from the widespread devastation caused by drug-related crime. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead recently released a new training brochure to the public. It is a comprehensive, clearly written and highly informative introduction to the basics and essentials of helping others to...

2014-05-05 11:22:19

Study found that students who drank or used marijuana on campus were at higher risk for trauma, mental health problems When teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, a trip to the dean's office may not suffice. These students also should be screened for exposure to trauma, mental health problems and other serious health risks, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada....

2014-05-05 10:33:42

Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Even light ("nonhazardous") drinking—which typically poses a relatively low risk for uninfected persons—was linked to an increased risk of...

2014-05-05 08:29:52

NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a commentary from Stuart Kloda, MD, an Addiction Medicine physician in New York City. This past Wednesday, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has decided to seek professional help for his substance abuse. The media has shown Mr. Ford intoxicated on alcohol, as well as smoking crack cocaine. His addiction appears to be severe. His resulting functional impairment and inability to stop using have publicly derailed his career. How are alcohol...

2014-05-04 23:00:19

Irina Firstein announces alcohol addiction counseling. (PRWEB) May 04, 2014 Irina Firstein, one of NYC's therapists, is pleased to announce her new guide alcohol addiction counseling. With this new guide, Irina hopes to provide a source of comfort and support for those in need of support, and guidance, when facing alcohol addiction. Irina Firstein uses Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness based therapies and later in treatment, if appropriate, EMDR Therapy when stable...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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