CHAT WITH US
GET HELP NOW

Addiction

Australian Police to Use Twitter to Target Drunk Driving

Australian police announced that they will begin using Twitter, a popular micro-blogging service, to discourage drunk driving among young people. Victoria state police deputy commissioner Ken Lay said he would post “embarrassingly boozy breath readings” recorded during traffic operations in an attempt to make people think twice about drinking and driving.

Study Examines Environmental Impact on Addiction Relapse

Addiction can control a life, making it difficult to kick a habit completely. Even those who have been able to remain abstinent for long periods of time are still at risk of being vulnerable to their own memories of prior drug or substance abuse. A recent Science Daily release focused on a recent study that …

Study Examines Environmental Impact on Addiction Relapse Read More »

Groups Oppose Pro-Marijuana Ads, Detailing Dangers of the Drug

While a pro-marijuana group is launching an ad to encourage California legislators to legalize and tax the drug as a means of revenue, opponents want to remind the public that people under 18 who have used the drug are more likely to move on to harder-hitting drugs, putting 51 percent of California’s young people at …

Groups Oppose Pro-Marijuana Ads, Detailing Dangers of the Drug Read More »

Graphic Ads Help Prevent Meth Use

By Colin Gilbert Methamphetamine abuse has become a serious problem among teenagers and young adults in Idaho. In 2007, the state ranked fourth in the country for meth use among individuals aged 12-25, and more than half of Idaho’s prison inmates acknowledged the drug as being directly involved with their initial imprisonment. It’s an alarming …

Graphic Ads Help Prevent Meth Use Read More »

More Women Using Cocaine in the UK

The Telegraph UK reported that one in 15 women ages 10-25 in England admitted they have tried cocaine, raising concerns that young women will soon overtake men for cocaine use. Unfortunately, cocaine is being considered more glamorous and socially acceptable, with high-profile celebrities like Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse being associated with the drug. The …

More Women Using Cocaine in the UK Read More »

Cocaine Use Among U.S. Workers Down, Amphetamines Up

Statistics from Quest Diagnostics, the world’s largest provider of diagnostic tests, show that fewer U.S. workers used cocaine or methamphetamines in 2008 than in 2007, but that more took amphetamines. Based on 5.7 million urine tests analyzed by Quest, the findings said cocaine use fell to 0.47% from 0.58%, but that amphetamine use rose from …

Cocaine Use Among U.S. Workers Down, Amphetamines Up Read More »

All in Our Heads: How the Brain Creates Addiction

It wasn’t very long ago that most people considered addiction to be a moral failing rather than a treatable disease-it was largely thought that people who succumbed to drugs and alcohol were simply making poor decisions. Even when the American Medical Association announced in 1950 that alcoholism is a disease, people continued to hold onto …

All in Our Heads: How the Brain Creates Addiction Read More »

Research Suggests Alcohol More Damaging than Marijuana

In the countless national campaigns that stress to students the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol, the younger generation is led to believe that both categories are inherently bad and have the same adverse effects. Instead, recent Clinical EEG and Neuroscience news suggests that alcohol is far more damaging than marijuana when measuring …

Research Suggests Alcohol More Damaging than Marijuana Read More »

Scroll to Top