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2012-10-17 14:15:35

-Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies, including deficits in spatial working memory (SWM). -This is the first study to examine the role of family history of alcoholism (FHP) in the neurocognitive effects of PAE. -Results suggest that some of the PAE neural effects are related to factors such as FHP. Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD),...

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...

2012-10-15 14:52:39

Professor Philip Gorwood, CMME, Hôpital Sainte-Anne ; INSERM U894 Centre de Psychiatrie et de Neurosciences, France "Addiction is a brain disease" was the title of an editorial in the renowned journal "Science" 15 years ago. The author argued that recognising addiction as a disorder of the brain can impact society´s overall health and social policy strategies and help diminish the health and social costs associated with drug abuse and addiction (Leshner, 1997). Such a...

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...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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