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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

The thinking about alcohol dependence used to be black and white. There was a belief that there were two kinds of drinkers: alcoholics and everyone else.

“But that dichotomy — yes or no, you have it or you don’t — is inadequate,” says Dr. John Mariani, who researches substance abuse at Columbia University. He says that the thinking has evolved, and that the field of psychiatry recognizes…

Study: Binge Drinking Affects Young Adults’ Immune Systems

 

Think the worst thing you’ll get from a night of hard drinking is a hangover? Think again.

New research published in the scientific journal Alcohol indicates that binge drinking negatively impacts the immune system of young adults for hours after the last sip. Researchers determined that while the body’s immune system ramps up when people are most intoxicated, two to five hours…

ALCOHOL IS A GATEWAY DRUG, NOT MARIJUANA ACCORDING TO THIS STUDY…

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A recent study in The Journal of School Health finds that the most common gateway drug is not pot, like most people tend to accuse.  The ultimate gateway drug is in fact the most pervasive drug in our culture: alcohol.

Using a nationally representative sample from the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, the study proves that marijuana use is not the primary…

Impaired Driving Remains a Top Priority for NTSB

End Substance Impairment in Transportation

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The issue is something you might not realize is happening: The world around you seems to move slower. Your concentration lags. When your brain tells your hand to move, it takes longer for your hand to respond and the movement is clumsy. When you blink, your eyelids stay closed…

Marijuana Is Harmful: Debunking 7 Myths Arguing It’s Fine

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Don’t believe the hype: marijuana legalization poses too many risks to public health and public safety. Based on almost two decades of research, community-based work, and policy practice across three presidential administrations, my new book “Reefer Sanity” discusses some widely held myths about marijuana:

Myth No. 1: “Marijuana is harmless and non-addictive”

No,…

6 Misconceptions Sober People Have About Addicts

 

 

Few demographics are as misunderstood or misrepresented as the chemically dependent. In fact, addicts are some of the most negatively portrayed and unfairly stereotyped groups in the media. While a bulk of addiction myths are nothing more than scare tactics, these half-truths have actually made it harder for us to seek treatment and lead some kind of “normal”…

Painful creativity put to the wrong use. I think I’d be looking at the mail system if they can just mail a gun into prison for themselves!

FDLE: Inmates conspired to shoot themselves in scheme to sue prison system

 
FDLE: Inmates conspired to shoot themselves in scheme to sue prison system
LAKE CITY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has charged seven people based upon a scheme by two inmates to sue the Florida Department of Corrections after self-inflicting gunshot wounds.  Five ar…

Dumbest Thing Ever Said to a Cop During DUI Stop

Dumbest Thing Ever Said to a Cop During DUI Stop

(NEWSER) – He was pulled over with glassy eyes, slurred speech, a boozy smell, and he blew well over the legal limit on his BAC test, so 61-year-old Michael Moore probably couldn’t say much to help his case. But this? He “told me that his wife told him that he (had) been drinking too much so he decided to go out and ‘drive it off,’” writes…

Viral drinking game kills 5 people

Viral drinking game kills 5 people

A 36-year-old man goes out with some friends.
They hit a handful of bars.
The 36-year-old has some drinks.
At the end of the night last May, as the last bar closes, he decides to slide down the railing of the stairs heading out. He loses his balance and falls backward.
Four stories.
He dies from a skull fracture.
His blood alcohol level was .25,…

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