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Survey Shows Alarming Increase in Teen Drug, Alcohol Abuse

Survey Shows Alarming Increase in Teen Drug, Alcohol Abuse

According to a study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free American and MetLife Foundation, drug and ...
Law to force drug addicts into treatment

Law to force drug addicts into treatment

NEW laws could force drug addicts into treatment against their will, a local working group says. The Severe ...
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: It’s Time to Talk About It!

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: It’s Time to Talk About It!

February 22, 2010 - 11:00 am By Samantha - UC Santa BarbaraIt’s the hushed whispers in the floor bathroom ...
Children ‘copy parents’ drinking’

Children ‘copy parents’ drinking’

Parents underestimate the influence their own drinking habits have on their children's attitude to ...
Teen Drug Addiction

Teen Drug Addiction

Many parents need to wake up to the fact that teen drug addiction may be as close as their own home. No one wants to believe that their kid is doing drugs. But the reality is that a large percentage of teens try some type of drug at least once. That is why it is so important to keep the lines of communication open with teenagers, something that is difficult to do when their hormones are raging and they are so confused about their lives.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Why the Distinction?

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Why the Distinction?

Lexington, Kentucky 2/09/2010 06:36 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)   A person who is in recovery from an ...
Study finds preteens who drink are at risk of suicidal behavior

Study finds preteens who drink are at risk of suicidal behavior

“There are a lot of resources being spent on drug and alcohol abuse education, and while we can’t test the impact of that per se, it was interesting to note that adolescents who received the education were less likely to attempt suicide,” said Monica Swahn, who conducted the study.
New Rules Require Insurance to Pay for Drug Abuse Treatment

New Rules Require Insurance to Pay for Drug Abuse Treatment

WASHINGTON -- New regulations requiring private group health insurance plans to offer benefits for treatment ...
Stanford’s effort to curb alcohol abuse grows

Stanford’s effort to curb alcohol abuse grows

Stanford's successful effort to exempt itself from Santa Clara County's new rules on underage drinking has ...
Yale study will be first to look at effects of war on women [New Haven Register, Conn.]

Yale study will be first to look at effects of war on women [New Haven Register, Conn.]

Nov. 9--In the first study of its kind, Women's Health Research at Yale will examine whether women soldiers have more trouble adjusting to post-war life than men. Rani Desai, associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, is the principal investigator. She also is in charge of evaluating post-traumatic stress disorder treatment programs in the Veterans Affairs Department nationwide. "The point is really to look at whether men and women differ in their post-deployment experiences," Desai said. This is the opportune time for such a study because Iraq and Afghanistan are the first wars in which significant numbers of women have seen combat. Of 2 million Americans who have fought in the two wars, about 220,000 have been women, according to a press release.
The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

re we all becoming obsessed with Reality TV? Seriously, think about it… For some, it’s being on the show. It’s their 15 minutes of pure, exhibitionistic experience with fantasies of fame, stardom or at a minimum…popularity. Perhaps it’s an attempt to move up their social standing or a conscious or unconscious attempt to gain the attention they so desperately needed but never received in their developmental childhood years.
NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

The NFL has adopted a "Fan Code of Conduct" in hopes of deterring behavior that league officials worry is scaring families away from games. The code includes 43 recommendations, and a league auditor is checking the NFL's 32 teams for compliance. The NFL office sees a correlation between the length of tailgating and the incidence of rowdy behavior and intoxication at games. "We hope folks will implement this, or gradually work toward the 3-1/2 hours, because we think it provides us with a better opportunity to have fans come into our building in a condition that's not impaired," said Jeffrey Miller, strategic security director for the NFL.
Survey Shows Alarming Increase in Teen Drug, Alcohol Abuse

Survey Shows Alarming Increase in Teen Drug, Alcohol Abuse

According to a study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free American and MetLife Foundation, drug and ...
Law to force drug addicts into treatment

Law to force drug addicts into treatment

NEW laws could force drug addicts into treatment against their will, a local working group says. The Severe ...
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: It’s Time to Talk About It!

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: It’s Time to Talk About It!

February 22, 2010 - 11:00 am By Samantha - UC Santa BarbaraIt’s the hushed whispers in the floor bathroom ...
Children ‘copy parents’ drinking’

Children ‘copy parents’ drinking’

Parents underestimate the influence their own drinking habits have on their children's attitude to ...
Teen Drug Addiction

Teen Drug Addiction

Many parents need to wake up to the fact that teen drug addiction may be as close as their own home. No one wants to believe that their kid is doing drugs. But the reality is that a large percentage of teens try some type of drug at least once. That is why it is so important to keep the lines of communication open with teenagers, something that is difficult to do when their hormones are raging and they are so confused about their lives.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Why the Distinction?

Drug and Alcohol Addiction – Why the Distinction?

Lexington, Kentucky 2/09/2010 06:36 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)   A person who is in recovery from an ...
Study finds preteens who drink are at risk of suicidal behavior

Study finds preteens who drink are at risk of suicidal behavior

“There are a lot of resources being spent on drug and alcohol abuse education, and while we can’t test the impact of that per se, it was interesting to note that adolescents who received the education were less likely to attempt suicide,” said Monica Swahn, who conducted the study.
New Rules Require Insurance to Pay for Drug Abuse Treatment

New Rules Require Insurance to Pay for Drug Abuse Treatment

WASHINGTON -- New regulations requiring private group health insurance plans to offer benefits for treatment ...
Stanford’s effort to curb alcohol abuse grows

Stanford’s effort to curb alcohol abuse grows

Stanford's successful effort to exempt itself from Santa Clara County's new rules on underage drinking has ...
Yale study will be first to look at effects of war on women [New Haven Register, Conn.]

Yale study will be first to look at effects of war on women [New Haven Register, Conn.]

Nov. 9--In the first study of its kind, Women's Health Research at Yale will examine whether women soldiers have more trouble adjusting to post-war life than men. Rani Desai, associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, is the principal investigator. She also is in charge of evaluating post-traumatic stress disorder treatment programs in the Veterans Affairs Department nationwide. "The point is really to look at whether men and women differ in their post-deployment experiences," Desai said. This is the opportune time for such a study because Iraq and Afghanistan are the first wars in which significant numbers of women have seen combat. Of 2 million Americans who have fought in the two wars, about 220,000 have been women, according to a press release.
The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

The Reality TV Obsession: A Psychological Investigation

re we all becoming obsessed with Reality TV? Seriously, think about it… For some, it’s being on the show. It’s their 15 minutes of pure, exhibitionistic experience with fantasies of fame, stardom or at a minimum…popularity. Perhaps it’s an attempt to move up their social standing or a conscious or unconscious attempt to gain the attention they so desperately needed but never received in their developmental childhood years.
NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

NFL Seeks Limits on Tailgating to Curb Drinking

The NFL has adopted a "Fan Code of Conduct" in hopes of deterring behavior that league officials worry is scaring families away from games. The code includes 43 recommendations, and a league auditor is checking the NFL's 32 teams for compliance. The NFL office sees a correlation between the length of tailgating and the incidence of rowdy behavior and intoxication at games. "We hope folks will implement this, or gradually work toward the 3-1/2 hours, because we think it provides us with a better opportunity to have fans come into our building in a condition that's not impaired," said Jeffrey Miller, strategic security director for the NFL.