Quantcast

Latest Drug culture Stories

d0b8d9f409a58cb504a0d2ba44ac30d11
2011-04-17 06:25:00

A new study has found that drinking energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than drinking alcohol alone. Researchers determined that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of being intoxicated was greater. "Young people are now drinking alcohol in different ways than they have in the past," Cecile A. Marczinski, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University and first author of the study, said in a statement. "Classic mixed...

2011-04-06 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recovering economy resulted in improved growth for beverage alcohol sales, but the impact was mixed among the liquor, wine and beer categories. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2011, distilled spirits and wine saw positive results and continued to take share away from the beer category in 2010. Also, retail sales' growth showed signs of recovery as consumers slowly returned to the "trading...

20052e1ff7c3eb868f777c76a322dd201
2011-02-28 10:10:00

Evidence that brain's reward/motivation circuits are linked to compulsive overeating A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively overeat, or binge: In binge eaters but not ordinary obese subjects, the mere sight or smell of favorite foods triggers a spike in dopamine "” a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation. The findings "” published...

2011-02-15 08:23:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Crack, cocaine, marijuana "¦ we all know that illegal drugs are bad for your health, but a new study suggests they could also increase your risks of having a stroke. A new study from the University of Cincinnati found that illegal drug use among stroke patients rose more than nine-fold, over a 13 year period.Researchers say this increase in recreational drug use could explain why they're starting to see more strokes in younger patients. "We know that stroke...

2011-01-11 14:22:58

Swedes drink less and less alcohol while at the same time the Swedish Alcohol Retail Monopoly's sales are rising and statistics from Statistics Sweden show that alcohol consumption is on the increase. This has been the trend for a long period of time. Statistics from the Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, SoRAD, show that alcohol consumption fell continuously in the period from 2004 to 2009, whereas the Swedish Alcohol Retail Monopoly's sales rose by 22% over the same period....

efaf89e65c9821854fd1d7802fd23128
2011-01-01 06:15:00

As American ushers in the New Year, an American news and opinion website has ranked Milwaukee as the "Drunkest City in America." On New Year's Eve The Daily Beast released their ranking of which cities are extremely zealous when it comes to chugging down a few cold ones. According to a national study performed by the website, Milwaukee adults drink more alcoholic beverages than any other city in the US. On average, they drank nearly 13 drinks per month. And according to The Daily Beast,...

2010-12-19 00:26:30

The MCI (http://www.mcia.co.uk) is calling on riders to cut their Christmas drinking if they are planning to ride. (PRWeb UK) December 17, 2010 The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) is calling on riders to cut their Christmas drinking if they are planning to ride. The latest analysis of drink-drive statistics show that in 2008, of the motorcycle riders tested following an accident, 1.4 per cent failed a breathalyzer test compared to an average of 2.7 per cent for all road user...

2010-12-15 14:36:02

Research: Testing the validity of the Danish urban myth that alcohol can be absorbed through feet: Open labeled self experimental study Research in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today explodes the Danish myth that it is possible to get drunk by submerging your feet in alcohol. The authors, led by Dr Peter Lommer Kristensen from the Hillerød Hospital in Denmark, say it was important that the myth underwent scientific scrutiny to prevent students wasting their time...

b8121ac3be407dd2051ab06df0f61fad1
2010-11-29 11:58:31

Adolescents and young adults are most likely to abuse prescription medications. Yet prescription rates for controlled medications, or drugs the Drug Enforcement Administration deems as having the potential for abuse, have nearly doubled for those age groups in the past 14 years, according to a recent study published in Pediatrics. Overall, a controlled medication was prescribed for young adults at approximately one out of every six visits and for young adult by adolescents one out of every...

2010-10-12 16:24:19

Evaluation shows outreach by sex workers provides a key link to health, support services A mobile outreach program staffed by current and former sex workers is associated with increased entry to detoxification and residential drug treatment among women in street-based sex work, according to an evaluation led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The study, recently published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Drug and Alcohol...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
Related