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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.

2012-02-16 11:19:22

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.

2012-02-16 11:10:07

Frequent drinking can lead to changes in the processing of alcohol cues that can, in turn, facilitate renewed drinking if an individual's ability and motivation to reflect on drinking behaviors are insufficient.

2012-02-16 11:08:01

Varenicline is an effective smoking-cessation medication that may also reduce drinking.

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.

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.

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

2012-02-12 08:00:00

The producers of Today in America with Terry Bradshaw are proud to introduce the launch of a new series, Breaking Free from Addiction, as a Today in America sample. Coral

2012-02-09 00:21:20

A voluntary substance prevention program held after school and presented by trained facilitators can help reduce alcohol use among young adolescents.

2012-02-03 19:00:09

A new editorial released this week offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and regulators.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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