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2012-10-05 23:03:18

Teen drinking and driving statistics are headed in the right direction Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey among teens and discovered a victory in the fight against drinking and driving and teens. The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted among high school students 16 years and older shows that drinking and driving among teens has decreased 54% in the past 11 years. Although teen drinking and driving has...

2012-09-25 12:30:59

The financial effects of alcoholism on the family members of addicts can be massive, but little is known about whether treatment for alcoholism reduces that financial burden. A study of 48 German families published online today in the journal Addiction reveals that after twelve months of treatment, family costs directly related to a family member's alcoholism decreased from an average of 676.44 (£529.91, US$832.26) per month to an average of 145.40 (£113.90, $178.89) per month....

2012-09-22 23:01:41

Abstinence from alcohol has tremendous benefits (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 New research suggests that osteoporosis in alcoholics may be reversed simply by abstaining from alcohol. The study, to be published in the December 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, suggests that in as little as eight weeks abstinence from alcohol could increase bone mineral density. “There are so many negative physical effects from the abuse of alcohol, with the potential for...

2012-09-21 23:03:45

'Skittles Parties' newest dangerous trend among teens. (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 As long as there have been drugs to abuse, there have been those who find creative ways to distribute and abuse them. But, a new disturbing trend that is emerging among youth around the country is alarming: The trend is called “Skittle parties." “The youth of America are intelligent, creative individuals,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center....

2012-09-20 23:02:52

September is National Recovery Month New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Each September, medical professionals, professionals within the addiction field and those in recovery celebrate National Recovery Month. The month is set aside as a means to draw attention to addiction recovery and to the detrimental effects of various types of addiction. “This annual observance has been going on for 23 years,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment...

2012-09-17 11:23:04

-Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density (BMD). -New findings indicate that as little as eight weeks of abstinence can initiate correction of an imbalance between bone formation and resorption due to alcohol's toxic effects. -Physical activity can also serve as a protective factor against reduced BMD. Osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density (BMD), is defined by an absolute decrease in total bone mass, caused mostly by an imbalance between...

2012-09-16 23:03:42

Intracerebral hemorrhage risk increased by heavy alcohol consumption (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 Recently published research shows that excessive alcohol consumption increases risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. Researchers in France studied previous alcohol consumption patterns of patients who had previously been treated for intracerebral hemorrhages. They discovered that nearly twenty-five percent of those who had suffered this type of hemorrhage were heavy alcohol users, average age of 60....

2012-09-13 23:01:12

Helping other alcoholics in recovery helps everyone. Washington DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 A new study reveals that developing casual friendships with others in recovery may actually help strengthen the recovery process. A study conducted by psychiatrists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine evaluated data collected through another behavioral study on alcoholics, and discovered that those who developed casual, “helping” relationships with others in recovery...

2012-09-07 23:02:52

Addiction Treatment Expert Dr. A.R. Mohammad Joins Other Top Addiction Experts Everyday Health Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, recognized by many as one of the top treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he was chosen to participate on a prestigious panel of experts for Everyday Health and everydayhealth.com,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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