A group of researchers found that people who regularly drink excessively were still impaired after heavy drinking, even if they thought they had a greater tolerance of alcohol. According to the researchers, the idea that heavy drinkers can somehow manage the effects that alcohol has on them, i.e., that they can “hold their liquor,” is almost certainly false.
According to a recent report, several types of law enforcement strategies used to combat underage drinking are declining in terms of the frequency of their use by law enforcement departments. This is the wrong direction to go in.
Millions of Americans suffer from acute and chronic pain conditions that severely reduce their quality of life. Unfortunately, the methods of treatment often prioritized for such individuals involve them taking addictive drugs like opioid pain reliever pills.
Supporters of medical marijuana have often said that legalizing cannabis for medicinal pain relief purposes may help reduce the need for opioid painkillers. Proponents argue replacing opioid painkillers with medicinal cannabis will reduce painkiller addiction, overdose, and death, as millions of pain patients will switch from opioids to medicinal cannabis once cannabis is legal.
A recent study found that even drinking alcohol in moderation can create blood pressure complications in otherwise healthy people. This finding adds to the growing scientific narrative that now challenges the “moderate drinking” concept, suggesting there is no level of safe or healthy alcohol consumption.
Addiction is often framed as a blue-collar, working-class problem or an issue faced mainly by people who are poor, homeless, or barely hanging on. When people think of addicts, they often think of people on the street. When people are asked to picture someone who struggles with addiction but who is fully employed, they might think of construction workers, miners, farmers, servers, bartenders, and general day laborers.
As fall semesters kick off across the nation, millions of American students head to universities. While academic pursuits dominate, many face the lure of partying and substance experimentation. It's crucial for parents to discuss the risks of alcohol and drugs with their children.
For years, medical science put forth information suggesting moderate alcohol consumption may have some health benefits, namely as it pertains to one’s cardiovascular health. Recent findings, however, suggest this is not the case. Studies show alcohol consumption is one of the leading factors in cardiovascular disease, even for those who drink “in moderation.”
A new study found that people who struggle with a marijuana addiction are 20% more likely to experience complications during and after surgery, such as stroke or blood clots. The findings present powerful evidence of the harmful effects of marijuana addiction, showing why people who struggle with such an addiction must seek help as soon as possible.
An examination of recent data regarding drugged driving in the US shows the problem has worsened. And unlike drunk driving, public health officials and law enforcement have yet to establish effective protocols for preventing drugged driving.