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2012-03-12 21:21:32

External factors influence opinions toward substance abuse, Concordia study finds When it comes to prevention of substance use in our tween population, turning our kids on to thought control may just be the answer to getting them to say no. New research published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, co-led by professors Roisin O´Connor of Concordia University and Craig Colder of State University of New York at Buffalo, has found that around the tween-age years kids are...

2012-03-11 07:00:00

This weekend, Oprah is set to interview the brother and sister-in-law of Whitney Houston. One of the things that stands out about their commentary on the late singer is that they seemed to know it would only be a matter of time before drug addiction took her life. "It's so sad we lost a good soul," sympathizes Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, "and how many other good souls have we lost to drugs?" (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 This weekend, Oprah is set to interview the brother and sister-in-law of Whitney...

2012-03-06 11:31:37

In a national Swedish adoption study, the risk for drug abuse appears to be increased among adopted children whose biological parents had a history of drug abuse, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Drug abuse is a worldwide public health problem and much effort has gone into understanding the nature of familial factors, the authors write in their study background. Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., of Virginia...

2012-03-02 13:46:12

Abstinence therapy safer, preferable, according to a report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings Many health care professionals (HCPs) have easy access to controlled medications and the diversion and abuse of drugs among this group may be as high as 10%. Controversy surrounds the safety of allowing addicted HCPs to return to clinical practice while undergoing medical treatment with opioid substitution therapy such as buprenorphine. In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Heather Hamza, CRNA,...

2012-03-01 15:00:00

Downtoearthvideo.com is looking for alcoholics for a new survey. The news has received positive comments from people on the site. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 Downtoearthvideo.com is currently looking for a number of alcoholics to take part in a new survey they are conducting on the effects of drinking. The team on the site will be contacting people on the site´s mailing this week to talk further. Michael Cowell, one of the Directors on the site said that “we are always...

2012-02-22 14:30:00

Ripple Effects´ Software Discreetly Gives Children of Alcoholics Personal Support While Preserving Peer Relationships San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 In recognition of Children of Alcoholics Week, Ripple Effects´ CEO, Alice Ray opens up about how her personal experience as a child growing up in an alcoholic home inspired her to create Ripple Effects (http://www.rippleeffects.com), the leading digital provider of student social-emotional learning and self-directed...

2012-02-22 12:13:24

UMass Medical School iHeal project uses emerging technologies to detect drug cravings and intervene Clinical researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are combining an innovative constellation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, smartphone programming, biosensors and wireless connectivity to develop a device designed to detect physiological stressors associated with drug cravings and respond with user-tailored behavioral interventions that prevent...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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