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Month: February 2015

People With Type 2 Alcoholism Experience Unique Brain Changes

Type 2 alcoholism is a term sometimes used to refer to a subset of people with alcoholism who tend to display antisocial behavior. In a study published in October 2014 in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, a team of Finnish and Swedish researchers compared the brains of type 2 alcoholics to the brains of type …

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It Takes a Village to Teach Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Parenting is full of challenges that test the patience and wisdom of anyone raising children. Teaching about drugs and alcohol is one of those situations in which even the most confident parents may feel out of their depth. Some may feel that substance use education is best left to professional educators. After all, most children …

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Verbally Advanced Kids Have Higher Risk for Teen Alcohol Abuse

As they grow older, children naturally develop increasing levels of mastery over the skills required for verbal communication. However, some children experience a greater advancement of their verbal skills than others. In a study published in 2014 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers from the U.S. and Finland investigated the connection between …

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Drug Use in Middle School Predicts High School Dropouts

Drug abuse is a well-known issue for a substantial minority of teenagers living in the U.S. and in many other countries. Possible consequences of this abuse include disrupted growth and development, conduct problems at home or in the classroom, increased involvement in risky behavior and increased chances of underperforming in school or dropping out of …

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