YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALCOHOL
Drug “Experimentation” in Youth Leads to Addiction in Adulthood
A long-held point of view has been that young people will experiment with drugs and alcohol because “that’s just what young people do” often maintaining that young people will transition out of drug and alcohol experimentation when they grow older and more mature. New research suggests that this is not the case.
How Would Eliminating Addiction Improve America’s Educational Success?
Heavy drug or alcohol abuse or addiction are tough at any age. When it affects those who should be completing their educations, it can derail the entirety of their future lives.
Alcoholic Energy Drinks – The Rise and Fall of a Dangerous Substance Marketed to Young People
What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?
Women Now Drink Just as Much as Men, Why is This?
Recent findings now reveal that women in America drink just as much alcohol as men do, effectively closing the traditional alcohol consumption gap that used to exist between women and men. Why has this occurred?
Supersized Alcopops – A Dangerous Alcoholic Beverage Marketed to Underage Consumers
Though alcohol is legal for adults 21 and older, alcohol is not a safe or healthy substance to consume. Case in point, new research shows how a particular type of alcohol is particularly appealing to and dangerous for… underage drinkers.
Tips for the 2020 New Years Resolution to Drink Less or Not at All
We just moved into a new year, a new decade. This is the time when New Year’s resolutions are at their strongest. People are energized, and they’re making plans for personal betterment. But we all know what happens next. Such resolutions are gradually left by the wayside.
How Does Alcohol Marketing Affect Alcohol Use in Young Adults?
Advertising is a growing industry and has been for some time. We see ads pop up everywhere. TV and radio stations have advertised the products and services of sponsors for decades now. Billboards, vinyl wraps on public transportation, newspapers, signs in store windows, and now the internet.
The Unpredictability of Alcohol Consumption
When we think of addiction, our thoughts often go to illegal drugs, and narcotics that are bought and sold on the streets and back alleys of inner cities and bad neighborhoods. However, one of the most addictive drugs in the world is entirely legal, very easy to get, and almost universally accepted. We are speaking, of course, of alcohol.
Trauma and Pain Can Drive Addiction
We’ve often heard the question “Can someone be predisposed to addiction?” The question indicates that there can be something inherently or genetically different about a person that makes him more likely to use drugs and alcohol.