Health News

Binge Drinking is Expensive
Drinking to the point of blackout and having to make a trip to the E.R. is dangerous and expensive, but college students do it all the time. Alcohol poisoning is starting to rack up some serious health care costs in the U.S.
Do People With Body Art Drink More?
People with body art are likely to be drinkers, but are the tattoos and piercings indicators that a person might enjoy partying or is it being young and social at bars that spikes the statistics?
What’s Your Name Again?
Alcoholism impairs the ability to form new associative memories. Learning people’s names upon introduction is vital to social and professional interactions.
Peers Can Influence Teens Not to Drink
What if all of the popular kids in high school were against underage drinking? A new study suggests their social status holds a lot of weight when it comes to making decisions about alcohol.
AA/NA Helps Teens *Embargoed until Monday 4/16 @ 3PM CST*
Alcohol and drug abuse in the teen years is a serious problem that needs a real solution. It may seem like common sense that if AA works for adults, then it would also work for teenagers, but now the research proves its worth.
Drinking ads Hooking Youth
Too much alcohol marketing is spilling over into the underage bracket. A free, easy to use online tool, shows just how much alcohol advertising is landing on the under 21 population.
Does Marijuana Affect Driving Abilities?
Research may support the theory that stoned drivers are neither reckless risk-takers nor speedy bandits, but who is giving out this information and why? The road is no place to take any chances with any substance.
Substance Abuse Generally Starts Around age 14
Most people who develop drug and alcohol problems began experimenting when they were 14 or 15 years old. However, just because someone experiments at a young age does not mean they will develop lifelong habits of abuse.
Alcohol Hinders Healing After Surgery
Alcohol abuse can negatively affect the stomach lining, which is an immune protector and defender in the body. Take care of your stomach lining and your stomach lining will take care of your body.
Possible Medication Re-Branding for Smokers
A lipid-lowering drug for high cholesterol is given to animals in a pre-clinical trial to see if it will block their central nervous system receptors from absorbing nicotine. Don’t try this at home!