Celebrity drug abuse is a problem that has plagued the United States since the beginning of media and an issue that isn’t likely to go away soon, with the United States standing firmly as the leading country in drug use rates overall. However, one problem that could be solved is the way celebrity drug scandals affect the [...]
Process addiction is an unofficial term sometimes used to describe addictions that form around certain common behaviors or activities, such as shopping, having sex, eating, watching pornography, gambling or playing video games. On the surface, these types of addictions seem like psychological problems that differ significantly from substance addiction, which occurs when alcohol and/or a [...]
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.
Many holiday parties include alcohol. For people recovering from alcohol addiction or dependence or for those suffering from an addiction, alcohol and the holiday season may be an especially difficult mix. Many people may not even realize they’re abusing alcohol during holiday celebrations, or may overlook the symptoms that an alcohol dependence or addiction is [...]
Watching an accident happen and not being able to stop it is a helpless and horrifying feeling. A car runs a red light and hits another. A child runs into the street after a toy. For some incidents there are only seconds available to prevent the tragedy. In the world of substance abuse addiction, families [...]
With the first days of autumn upon us, the sounds of the snap of a football and cheering fans aren’t the only reminders that football is hugely important to millions of people. For the individual with a penchant toward betting, football season triggers more than just fan enthusiasm.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a mouthful. It is also a beast of a statute that would take hours to summarize. In essence, it is a law aimed at protecting our private healthcare information from disclosure to third parties.
The use of otherwise illegal hallucinogens in the laboratory, under strict supervision of experts, is revealing a promising application for psilocybin, the active ingredient in the plant known as the "magic mushroom." The findings about the drug’s usefulness may reignite testing of hallucinogens abandoned decades ago because of negative side effects.
Gambling has been around for ages and ever since the country was first started, settlers and Native Americans have been bargaining, or gambling for money, and other key items for survival. As the nation and the game have aged, the bargaining has become more intense and the potential for addiction has increased. Now instead of [...]
Inhalants are some of the most widely used materials to achieve a quick high. They are inexpensive and readily available, and especially attractive to teenagers. Inhalant users are also sometimes battling other problems, such as antisocial behavior. A recent study looked at the associations between inhalant use, inhalant use disorders and antisocial behavior. Howard, Perron, [...]