In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In mental health, the same is true. According to a Perth-based study, new evidence suggests that where you live can have an impact on your risk of consuming large amounts of alcohol and developing mental health issues. According to a recent Science Network article, the greater [...]
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A report this summer based on the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) took a look at how drug use and treatment compares between city and rural settings. The TEDS used guidelines established by the National Center for Health Statistics in order to determine what constituted an urban versus a rural environment. The TEDS report noted [...]
Most drivers don’t think twice about getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Even those with a higher risk of collision treat the activity as a normal part of everyday life. For those with a tendency to consume alcohol, however, taking a second thought before getting behind the wheel can save a life. When [...]
There has long been a taboo against the use of illegal drugs, which at times has seemed to border on the hysterical. Our culture’s image of the typical drug user has been that of a deranged junkie so desperate to get a fix that he would lie, cheat, steal, and even kill if necessary, all [...]
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the effects that can occur in a child whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. It encapsulates conditions previously known as Alcohol Abuse and Seizures (FAS) and the milder form, Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE).
Alcoholic liver disease is the collective term used to describe three different liver disorders caused by alcohol intake: alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis. Together, these disorders represent a progression of ongoing liver damage. While even moderate drinkers can develop alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcohol-related hepatitis occurs in people who drink heavily [...]
Your immune system is a complex, interconnected network that protects your body from outside attack by bacteria, viruses, parasites and other potentially harmful or deadly microorganisms. Without the coordinated activities of this network, humans have essentially no chance of continued survival. In recent years, a wide variety of researchers have examined the changes that occur [...]
In a society where youthful looks are valued beyond education and other life achievements, it’s surprising that more females don’t pay attention to the physical toll alcohol can have on the body. One very clear consequence of consumption – aging faster than Mother Nature would allow.
The name is catchy and marketable, but the product behind the name could be dangerous.
It’s widely known that drinking too much alcohol or taking too many drugs can be dangerous and even deadly. But even in small doses alcohol and prescription painkillers can be harmful when mixed together. Doctors caution that drinking alcohol while on the prescription painkiller, Vicodin, can be a dangerous mixture.