Alcohol Abuse More Prevalent Before Marriage, After Divorce

Last year, a group of researchers published a study that suggested that marriage was more likely to prevent people from abusing alcohol. These same researchers then decided to shift their focus from marriage to divorce. They discovered that much like the previous study, without the spouse’s support, alcohol intake was more likely to increase. In addition to underscoring the potential …

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Alcohol not Beneficial for Sleep Problems

For people who suffer from insomnia, trouble staying asleep or restless sleep, alcohol sometimes appears to be initially useful since it is a depressant. However, according to researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, alcohol actually interferes with your body’s ability to get a good night’s sleep. There are important differences between just falling asleep and …

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Signs of Drug Abuse Apparent to Dermatologists

Most people understand that the physical signs of drug abuse are apparent in an intravenous drug user’s skin. There are other signs of addiction that are apparent to a dermatologist who examines their patients’ skin. These trained medical professionals can determine when a patient may be having a problem with chemicals and can suggest they seek help, according to a …

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High Rate of Alcohol Use Disorder Among College Students

Drinking on college campuses is more than just a rite of passage or something that young people do to “blow off steam” in the wake of a challenging academic schedule. According to statistics compiled by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 20 percent of college students meet the standard for an Alcohol Use Disorder. What is …

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More Women Abusing Alcohol than Before

Men have generally had the highest percentages of drug abusers as well as heavy drinkers. However, new research shows that more women than ever are drinking, and they’re drinking almost as much as men. Past studies show that men were more than three times as likely to suffer from alcoholism than women. It was also more common for men to …

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Substance Abuse Affects Children

Substance Abuse Affects Children: How Does Mom’s Substance Abuse Affect Her Unborn Child? Substance abuse affects children in profound ways. Ingesting drugs or alcohol during pregnancy can have devastating effects on an unborn child. Alcohol, heroin, amphetamine, and cocaine are especially dangerous, but all substance abuse affects children regardless of which substance is abused. How Does Alcohol Affect An Unborn …

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