What we think we know about health, nutrition, wellness and fitness evolves over the years. Well into the turn of the 20th century, unruly children were often given “soothing syrups” that could contain one or a combination of heroin, chloroform, opium, morphine, and/or cannabis indica. Cannabis does indeed have many therapeutic properties, including relaxation and…Details
Recent research confirms a long-held suspicion that student-athletes, already known to drink more than their non-athlete peers, tend to binge drink to greater degrees between seasons. “The college athletes in our sample engaged, on average, in relatively moderate drinking during the competitive season, but drinking rates went up considerably during the off-season,” says Matthew Martens,…Details
Americans love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation’s roads. This iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes. Over the 2016 Fourth of July holiday (6 p.m. July 2 to 5:59…Details
In the past, many health professionals have viewed alcohol use in two distinct categories: You’re an either an alcoholic or you’re not an alcoholic. Fortunately, that view has shifted in recent years as the American Psychiatric Association has been taking a new approach to diagnosis. This is an important paradigm shift in the way we…Details
It’s no secret that alcohol affects our brains. For many of us, enjoying an occasional drink while socializing can be a welcome relief after a stressful day or a nice way to kick off the weekend. However, when it comes to alcohol consumption, the growing evidence of its negative effects is undeniable. Excessive drinking for…Details
Source: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/drug-abuse/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drugs Research shows that the main reason that kids don’t use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is because of their parents — because of their positive influence and because they know it would disappoint them. That’s why it is so important that parents build a strong relationship with their kids and talk to them about…Details
Over the last three decades, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.