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2012-01-05 15:49:40

FINDINGS: UCLA researchers have identified how a component of an ancient Chinese herbal anti-hangover medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal symptoms. The research team found that dihydromyricetin blocks the action of alcohol on the brain and neurons and also reduces voluntary alcohol consumption, with no major side effects, in an early study with rats. Specifically, dihydromyricetin inhibited alcohol's...

2012-01-05 10:48:00

In the news release, West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline Receives New Management, issued 05-Jan-2012 by First Choice Services over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the Quitline phone number in the last paragraph, should read "1-866-987-8488 " rather than "1-866-981-8488" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline Receives New Management CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 5, 2012...

2012-01-05 09:00:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Services has taken over operation of the West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. "We are excited for the opportunity to continue the operation of this tool that is so vital in the fight against prescription drug abuse in our state," Steve Burton, chief executive officer of First Choice Services, said. "We want to build on the successful foundation the quitline...

2011-12-29 08:10:00

Narconon Eastern US Director appeals to parents to get children struggling with addiction into alcohol or drug rehab now, before New Year´s Eve as the pressure to party, abuse drugs and binge drink reaches its peak for the year. It could save their life. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, appeals to parents to get children, spouses or any other loved one struggling with substance abuse into alcohol or drug rehab now, before New...

2011-12-23 14:00:00

Downtoearthvideo.com releases their teenage alcohol abuse statistics for December 2011. The news has been well received. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Downtoearthvideo.com has just released their teenage alcohol abuse statistics for December 2011 for the readers that are on their mailing list. The team at the site are saying that the figures will make for very interesting reading for many interested parties out there. Simon Foxwell, one the people behind the release of the teenage...

2011-12-22 17:15:00

Downtoearthvideo.com conducts an alcohol withdrawal at home survey. The new survey has sparked a lot of discussion on the site. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Downtoearthvideo.com has just conducted an alcohol withdrawal at home survey for the readers on the site. People who have withdrawn from alcohol at home are now being asked to give an account of their experience on the survey. According to Rachel Tenn, one of the leading researchers on the site, “this is a topic that has...

2011-12-19 12:50:00

The Florida House Experience reflects and celebrates over 500 years of recovery supporting their addiction treatment program in Florida. Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 As the year comes to a close, the staff at The Florida House Experience reflects and celebrates over 500 years of recovery supporting their addiction treatment program in Florida. The dedication and experience from the staff at Florida House continues to drive the facilityâs success rates as they...

2011-12-19 21:10:00

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals Applauds New Report Confirming Drug Courts Reduce Crime and Substance Abuse, Save Money Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is proud to announce that the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its fourth report on Drug Courts last week, concluding once again that Drug Courts reduce recidivism and save money. The report, ADULT DRUG COURTS: Studies Show Courts...

2011-12-16 14:00:00

Talbott Recovery, a nationally recognized leader for over 35 years in the treatment of alcohol, drugs and dual-diagnosis issues for healthcare professionals, adults & young adults, is pleased to announce a shorter duration primary day treatment program for adults desiring freedom from substance abuse and its consequences. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 16, 2011 In adaptive response to numerous requests from patients, families and clinical referral sources, Talbott Recovery of Atlanta,...

2011-12-15 12:50:00

New Executive Director is named to help facilitate the programs at A New Day, a comprehensive Drug Rehab in Florida. North Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 With a new year on the horizon, A New Day drug rehab in Florida located in North Palm Beach has hired Kristie Slinskey as its new Executive Director. Because drug rehab programs are always evolving and improving over time, Ms. Slinskeyâs input is going to be a key factor at the facility because of her broad range of...