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2012-02-19 08:00:00

Evan Miller, MA brings a strong clinical background to Sober Living by the Sea and implements an enhanced treatment regimen that focuses on evidence based practices. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Evan Miller has joined the clinical staff at Sober Living by the Sea and has implemented an upgraded treatment protocol that is based on a foundation of 7 evidence based practices. Evan has also been facilitating intensive staff training sessions for mastery of these practices. The...

2012-02-17 19:30:00

Through the recent incorporation of higher education courses at Northern Arizona University, the Back2Basics long-term sober living program pushes addicts to come out of addiction and go back into the classroom. Flagstaff, Arizona (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Twenty-one year-old and Bay Area native, Lucas Smith* is in his fourth month of recovery at Back2Basics, and attending college courses — one Spanish conversation course and one Philosophy course at Northern Arizona University (NAU)....

2012-02-16 12:51:42

Varenicline/Chantix may reduce drinking by increasing alcohol's aversive effects A medication commonly used to help people stop smoking may have an unanticipated positive side effect for an entirely different vice: drinking alcohol. A new study by University of Chicago researchers finds that varenicline, sold as Chantix, increases the negative effects of alcohol and therefore could hold promise as a treatment for alcoholism. A group of heavy-to-moderate social drinkers given a single...

Hospitalization Of Underage Drinkers Common And Costly
2012-02-16 11:31:02

A recent Mayo Clinic study has found that hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the US, with costs reaching upwards of $755 million annually, researchers reported in the online edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health. They also found geographic and demographic differences in the incidence of hospital admissions related to use of alcohol. Of the 40,000 adolescents between ages 15 and 20 who were hospitalized in 2008, the most recent data available, 79 percent were drunk...

2012-02-16 11:19:22

New evidence that receptors for brain's 'reward' chemical provide protection Brain scans of two strains of mice imbibing significant quantities of alcohol reveal serious shrinkage in some brain regions - but only in mice lacking a particular type of receptor for dopamine, the brain's "reward" chemical. The study, conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and published in the May 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, now online,...

2012-02-16 11:10:07

    Frequent drinking can establish changes in the processing of alcohol cues that can, in turn, facilitate renewed drinking unless the resulting impulse to drink is inhibited.     A new study has looked at the interaction between automatically activated approach tendencies and adolescent ability and motivation to inhibit and reflect upon drinking behaviors.     Results show that stricter parental rules about drinking are highly protective,...

2012-02-16 11:08:01

    A new study has examined how smoking-cessation aide varenicline may reduce drinking.     Results indicate that varenicline may reduce drinking by increasing alcohol's aversive effects.     Specifically, varenicline may increase blood pressure, heart rate, as well as ratings of dysphoria and nausea. Varenicline is an effective smoking-cessation medication that may also reduce drinking. However, the means by which it might reduce drinking is...

7.5 Million Children Live With An Alcoholic Parent
2012-02-16 08:36:23

More than one in ten children in the United States live with a parent who has had an alcohol disorder within the past year, and are at an increased risk of developing a host of mental health problems, according to a new study released today. Researchers with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) analyzed national data from the 2005-2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and discovered that around 7.5 million children -- 10.5 percent of US...

2012-02-15 13:55:00

Steven Sherman, founder of "Just Pray NO!" announces that the 22nd Annual "Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting" will take place the weekend of April 14 — April 15, 2012. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Whitney Houston did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/13/whitney-houston-cause-of-death-prescription-drugs-drowning-atlanta/ In spite of beauty, talent...

2012-02-14 19:00:00

After positive results treating mature adult clients with HeartMath, The Camp will now provide teenage clients with this holistic tool that can aid in recovery by relieving stress and stabilizing emotions. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 The Camp, a unique residential drug and alcohol treatment center located on 25 peaceful acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, recognizes the value of holistic therapies that complement standard addiction treatment. By addressing the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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