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Prom Night Often Ends With Binge Drinking

  May 29, 2015   No comments

As we are in the midst of prom and graduation season, it is important for parents to talk to their high school children about drinking. It is a social norm

You’re Done Rehab, Now What?

  May 28, 2015   No comments

You finally made the decision to enter rehab, and made it through alive and a better, healthier, and happier person. But now you have to go back to ‘normal’ life,

Weekend-Only Drug Users Should be Monitored by Physicians

  May 27, 2015   No comments

According to a study published in Annals of Family Medicine, more than 50 percent of patients who report recreational weekend-only drug use end up using drugs throughout the week as

Adolescents Drink Brands of Alcohol Based on Marketing

  May 26, 2015   No comments

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among youth. It is responsible for over 4,000 underage deaths each year. Over 30 percent of adolescents over the age of 12 have

Deadliest Catch Captain Struggles With Deadly Disease

  May 22, 2015   No comments

Discovery Channel’s hit show, Deadliest Catch, shined light on the topic of addiction in the latest episode. The show is a documentary reality series that focuses on Alaskan crab fisherman.

Anti Binge Drinking Campaigns on Social Media May be Effective

  May 21, 2015   No comments

A report published by the Boston University School of Public Health states new tools should be implemented to prevent college students from drinking excessively. These tools, like social media messaging,

Simultaneous Use of Cannabis and Alcohol is Dangerous

  May 20, 2015   No comments

Numerous studies on the effects of cannabis and alcohol use have been done. But, all of these studies looked at the effects of each substance individually. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental

When The Going Gets Tough

  May 19, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist Even though in life we are faced with many challenges, we do have to pick up and keep going no matter what! There are

National Prevention Week 2015

  May 18, 2015   No comments

National Prevention Week 2015 takes place May 17-23. It is a week dedicated to the public awareness and prevention of substance abuse and mental health.  This week-long health observance is

Former Cocaine Users More Prone to Relapse

  May 15, 2015   No comments

Research from the University of East Anglia states that cocaine use can cause major changes in the brain, specifically making former cocaine users more prone to relapse. This research was