With Arizona facing a critical crisis of methamphetamine use, Dr. Gregory Ellison has identified a very promising new addiction treatment option that shows high success rates and is performed on an out-patient basis in 10 hours over five sessions.
Alcohol Treatment and Rehab
In a special supplement to Pediatrics, physicians will have access in one place to the reviews and analyses of current research on biological, behavioral, and environmental changes during childhood and adolescence that foster the initiation, maintenance, and acceleration of illegal use of alcohol by underage youth.
Physician experts discuss the key controversies surrounding development of drugs for alcoholism, and why they think the biopharmaceutical industry is underestimating the size of this market.
Changes to genetic material in the brain may help induce the anxiety that is characteristic of alcohol withdrawal.
It's the time of year when more than 1.5 million high school and college students head for warm climates to soak up the sun and drink large quantities of alcohol. Students who vacation with friends over spring break drink almost three times as much as those who stay home with parents or relatives, according to a report in the September 2007 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Drug addicts in UK may loose benefits for next six month if they refuse to receive proper treatment.
Inherited genetic makeup often plays a role in determining the risk level for alcoholism.
Driving safety is again the focus of the public attention as Heidi Fleiss is arrested charged with possession of prescription drugs and driving under the influence.
Only about 6 percent of former alcoholics and 4 percent of former illicit drug users will relapse into their addictions in any given year following an organ transplant.
Findings underscore the impact of parental alcohol drinking and parenting practices on adolescent drinking.
Consistent alcohol consumption can impair immunity functions following surgery.
A 10-minute screening and talk with a doctor about problem drinking delivers almost as much bang for the buck to the health system as childhood immunization.
Sreening for problem drinking is as cost-effective as some of the most used preventive services like childhood immunization, screening for colon cancer and hypertension, and taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack.
Asking emergency department patients about their alcohol use and talking with them about how to reduce harmful drinking patterns is an effective way to lower rates of risky drinking in these patients.
Health Department reminds Vermonters that the healthiest way for adults over the legal drinking age of 21 to enjoy the holiday season is to drink responsibly, or not to drink at all.
It is the season to be jolly, to attend parties and functions where adult beverages are freely offered; but drink and drive and you might end up at the Ocean County Health Department's Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center
Two studies help explain why teens exposed to fetal alcohol are at high risk for heavy drinking and perpetuating a family cycle of alcohol addiction.
Better Tomorrow has seen a 50 percent increase in requests for drug and alcohol interventions across the country since October, a spike clinic therapists attribute to the holiday blues.
Recovering alcoholics whose chosen strategy is to abstain from drinking are least likely to relapse.
It's time for parents to have 'The Talk' with adolescents about why they shouldn't drink alcohol.
A variant of a gene involved in communication among brain cells has a direct influence on alcohol consumption in mice.