Tag: Alcohol

  • Cigarettes, smoking, and drinking alcohol – The connection that may help you quit smoking

    Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen It’s no secret that alcohol and cigarettes go hand in hand, but for most drinker-smokers, the reasons are probably a mystery. Does alcohol simply make people less able to control urges or is there something more direct about the connection between the two? Alcohol reduces control over cravings A recent field […]

  • Aggression-related effects of alcohol – Irritability, brain function, and violence

    Irritability is an important factor determining alcohol-related aggression among men, according to a recent study. The study of 313 men and women tested people’s likelihood of giving shocks to a fictitious opponent after drinking either alcohol or a placebo drink. Researchers used measures of brain functioning and irritability taken before drinking to test their relationship […]

  • Clubs, drugs, and dancing – Crystal meth, and club drug use

    Anyone involved with the dance/rave/club culture knows that drugs often go hand in hand with music and dancing. Club drugs, as well as alcohol and drug abuse, are often rampant in the social groups full of excited club goers. Previous academic studies supported this notion but could not distinguish if the drug use took place […]

  • About addiction: Weed, early recovery, teens and alcohol, and robotripping

    We started this thread last week and I’m going to do my best to keep it up. Here are some links you may find useful on other blogs: The Addiction News Network – Brain damage in young adults who smoke weed Spiritual River – The usefulness of social support in early recovery Breaking the Cycles […]

  • About addiction: Genetics, sugar, drinking, and more.

    These are some useful articles about addiction I’ve found online. While they cover some topics we’ve discussed on here, I think it’s always better to be more educated! From Addiction Recovery Basics – Personality Vs. Genetics From Beating Addictions – A little Q & A about sugar addiction From Breaking the Cycles – A new […]

  • And the survey says…

    Well then, it seems that the drug-use survey I created is telling me that my blog readers’ drug use falls right in line with the use patterns common in the country. Most of the readers smoke cigarettes, with marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine close in tow. I didn’t expect the meth, ecstasy, and other drug counts […]