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2012-01-18 08:00:00

Drinking in high school is nothing new, and teens face not only alcohol abuse but a new trend called drunkorexia. Sunset Bay Academy explains the roots of this growing trend and why high school teens are so susceptible to its trappings. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 As many parents may know, high school can be a frightening and exhilarating time. Teens get their first taste of freedom as parents get to watch their sons and daughters go off to prove themselves in a demanding social...

2012-01-17 19:45:00

Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, announces their new campaign to education parents and families on the urgent need for immediate drug intervention for their loved one struggling with substance abuse as drug deaths grow and outnumber traffic mortalities in the US. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, announces their new campaign to educate parents, grandparents, spouses and the loved ones of those struggling with substance abuse,...

2012-01-16 21:23:38

    A new study compares rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), nicotine dependence (ND), and mood and anxiety disorders in the United States and South Korea.     Results indicate that while AUDs are substantially more common among Americans than South Koreans, alcohol-dependent Americans are significantly more likely to seek treatment. Hazardous alcohol use and depression are among the 10 leading causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according...

Researchers Look At Why Alcohol Is Addicting
2012-01-13 03:57:21

[ Watch the Video ] UCSF Gallo scientists show that drinking releases brain endorphins Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. The finding marks the first time that endorphin release in the nucleus accumbens and orbitofrontal cortex in response to alcohol consumption has...

Brain Activity Of Internet Addicts Similar To That Of Alcoholics, Drug Abusers
2012-01-12 12:09:31

A new study, published in the January 11 issue of the online journal PLoS One, has linked addiction to online activity with changes in a person's brain not unlike those that occur in alcoholics or drug addicts. "Internet addiction disorder may be associated with abnormal white matter structure in the brain," the statement said. "These structural features may be linked to behavioral impairments, and may also provide a method to study and treat the disorder." As part of the study, Hao Lei...

2012-01-11 15:30:17

Research published by Cell Press in the January 12 issue of the journal Neuron provides fascinating insight into a newly discovered brain mechanism that limits the rewarding impact of cocaine. The study describes protective delayed mechanism that turns off the genes that support the development of addiction-related behaviors. The findings may lead to a better understanding of vulnerability to addiction and as well as new strategies for treatment. Drug addiction is associated with...

2012-01-10 11:00:00

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, interviews Teen Drug and Alcohol specialist Dr. Moe Gelbart on The Dr. Carol Francis Show to help parents spot the signs and act helpfully quickly. Teens use of pot, cocaine, heroine, alcohol has increased (according to Dr. Moe Gelbart and The Partnership of Drug Free) with concerns such as addiction, reduced ability to function at school or work or overdosing. Los Angeles South Bay Area, California (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 On the Dr. Carol Francis Radio...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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