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Double Trouble: Energy Drinks and Alcohol

Double Trouble: Energy Drinks and Alcohol

Some adolescents are fans of mixing their alcoholic beverage with an energy drink such as Redbull. This may not be the best idea. Researchers from Dartmouth medical school found that teens who like to mix energy drinks and alcohol together are more likely to develop a drinking problem than teens who do not mix the…

Overdose Under Reported

Overdose Under Reported

Surveys Aren’t Catching the Data Researchers from the University of Illinois-Chicago found that surveys that are administered to patients are not accurately detecting the risk of medication poisoning. The findings, published in the Journal Clinical Toxicology, revealed the surveys overlook this risk by 60 to 90 percent. A Scary Truth In recent years, medication overdoses,…

Pregnancy, Cocaine, and Baby’s Brain

Pregnancy, Cocaine, and Baby’s Brain

For years, we have known that pregnancy, cocaine abuse, and infant brain development are a harmful combination. And medical research has proven that the harmful effects of cocaine abuse by pregnant mothers can be long-term. However, until now, scientists were unsure exactly what those effects were. Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that babies of…

Do People Graduate from Addiction?

Do People Graduate from Addiction?

Why do you “graduate” from an addiction recovery program? Is this the proper term for dealing with lifelong addictions? When you enter a 12-step program, your first step is admitting your addiction to drugs or alcohol. Once you’ve acknowledged it, you have made the realization that you will always be an alcoholic or drug addict,…

Children of Opiate Abusers

Children of Opiate Abusers

Researchers at the University of Vermont are conducting a longitudinal study to investigate the effects of parental opioid use on children, the VT Digger noted. The study is needed  to help the state find solutions for a growing problem in primary schools with children of addicted parents, and lawmakers want to know, what is the most…

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