Tag: Alcohol

  • About Addiction: Alcohol, Emergency Rooms, and Prescription Drug Abuse

    This are the new links about addiction and drug abuse. Leave us your feedback! Red Bull and Alcohol The Huffington Post: Red bull is a much caffeinated energy drink and when mixed with liquor, it can diminish the awareness of drowsiness, feelings of un-coordination and intoxication. Studies show the added caffeine only makes you believe […]

  • The alcoholism gene? That’s quite a long story!

    If you were trying to find something to blame alcoholism on, genetics would be a good place to start: As much as 50-60% of the risk of becoming an alcoholic is determined by a person’s genes (1). We’ve discussed the genetics of addiction in general as they relate to other condition like ADHD, depression, and […]

  • About Addiction: Prescription Medication, Anti Smoking, Alcohol, Ecstasy, and Marijuana

    We have the newest links about addiction. This week we feature info on cough medicine, prescription medication, smoking, alcohol, ecstasy, and marijuana. Let us know what you think and leave us your feedback. Cough and Prescription Medication CNN Health: The trend for kids to abuse cough medicine is either back, or never left since my […]

  • About Addiction: Kombucha, Alcoholism, Drug Crime, mental health, and the Law

    These are the newest links about alcohol, drug crime and mental health. Let us know what you think and leave us your feedback! Kombucha, Alcohol content, and teens The New York Times: Some Kombucha drinks may have elevated alcohol content, with specific varieties reaching as high as 3% alcohol by volume, as high as some […]

  • About Addiction: Drug use and crime, increasing marijuana use, cravings and brain function

    Check out the newest links about addiction. Leave us your feedback! Drug use & Crime Huffington Post: Over 5,000 lives were taken in drug related crimes in Mexico in the past year. Drug trade related violence is linked directly to the rising levels of drug use worldwide. Marijuana use Bloomberg Businessweek: For the first time […]

  • Actor Chris Klein in rehab – Facing jail time after second DUI

    Actor Chris Klein has checked himself into rehab following his second DUI arrest that occurred on June 16. A police officer pulled him over after he was spotted swerving across the westbound 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. His blood alcohol content was nearly three times the limit of .08. Chris Klein was previously arrested on […]

  • About Addiction: Smoking, Alcohol, Painkillers, Prescriptions

    This are new, interesting articles about addiction. Check out the links to the articles, and give us your feedback. Smoking and related issues Health Day: Smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that robs people of their sight. Reuters: When cigarette smokers quit smoking, chronic stress levels may go down. This should […]

  • Understanding Blood Alcohol Content (BAC levels)

    Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is a measure of alcohol concentration in a person’s bloodstream. The more a person drinks, the higher their BAC and the more they experience alcohol-related impairments. The following table shows the behavioral, physical, and mental changes brought on by alcohol at various BAC levels: Progressive Effects of […]

  • About Addiction: Heroin, Alcohol, Smoking, and Coffee

    New, interesting, informative articles about addiction to heroin, alcohol, smoking, and coffee drinking . We have some new sites with links listed here. Give us your feedback on what you like! Heroin and opiate addiction Cesar Fax: The number of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities citing opiates other than heroin as substance of […]

  • About Addiction: Smoking, drinking and Heroin

    Some great, informative articles about addiction, alcohol and smoking, as well as some about Heroin.  We also have some new sites with links listed here so give us your feedback on what you like! Alcohol Caron Chit Chat: According to a world renowned addiction treatment center, the female problem drinker in Dallas is most likely […]