Tag: alcoholism

  • Decision-making and alcoholism: what’s the risk?

    By James R. Ashenhurst Every day we are faced with decisions to make, both simple and complex: should I buy the bargain brand cereal or do I really want to pay more for those Cheerios? Sometimes, we’re faced with decisions that carry a bit more risk to our health and safety: should I jump out […]

  • Heavy alcohol users Vs. Addicts – Stress response

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve talked about the difference between alcohol or drug users and alcoholics or addicts (see here, here, and here for some examples and keep reading). The quick summary: Many people use drugs and many abuse them at times, a small percentage meet criteria for addiction at some point […]

  • Are violent drunks giving the rest of us a bad name? Alcohol consumption and violence

    We all know that drinking alcohol changes the way people think and can make them act strangely right? We also know that alcohol is involved in more than 50% of violent crimes and about 75% of partner violence. The question is, why the connection? A recent paper I published suggests that drugs and alcohol can […]

  • Family Addiction – A Tough Nut to Crack

    Guest author – Lisa Fredriksen from breakingthecycles.com: I was 49 years old when one of my loved ones entered a residential alcohol treatment program and I found myself plunged into a whole other world – a world that included terms and concepts like codependency, adult children of alcoholics, 12-step programs, co-addictions, dual diagnosis and the […]

  • Does alcohol on T.V. make for more alcohol in the hand?

    Dirk Hanson The title of the Dutch study, published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, is unambiguous: “Alcohol Portrayal on Television Affects Actual Drinking Behaviour.” It is an easy and familiar accusation that has been levied at violent video games, drug use heavy movies, and alcohol advertising. But what is the actual evidence for it? […]

  • About Addiction: Alcohol, drugs, marriage, taxes, and teens

    You’ve come back and we love it! As a reward, we’re going to give you some of the best information about addiction on the web, free of charge. Really! No, seriously, we’re really happy to have you back learning about addiction here on A3. Now go on. Alcohol: Marriage, Sports Games, and Price Planning Science […]

  • Alcoholism , Sniffing Bath Salts, and Prescription Medication Abuse

    If you care about addiction you’re going to want to read our weekly update from across the globe. It’ll make you smarter – promise (at least when it comes to alcohol and drug abuse issues)! Drug Abuse – Vaccines to treat addictions, and Sniffing Bath Salts Medical News Today-A biochemical breakthrough by researchers at Cornell  […]

  • Why the addiction-brain connection has to be part of the addiction treatment picture

    Dr. Dodes recent article, apparently trying to blow up the myth of addiction as a neurophysiological disorder, sounded persuasive, although its underpinning was oversimplified and it’s understanding of the brain-science involved in addiction, and other associated mental health disorders, was lacking. Hopefully, by presenting a more complete picture of the evidence for a brain-aspect to […]

  • About Addiction: Drug use, Addiction Recovery, and smoking

    We’re back with our weekly post about addiction news and research. We’ve got harm reduction in Australia, heroin ads that don’t work, the impact of drug abuse on children, and more. Get your 30 seconds of education for the day. Using Drugs – Heroin, HIV, the law, and recovery The Australian– There is a state […]

  • Alcohol – Blackouts, Brownouts and how they affect your body

    Do you remember what you did last night? Have you ever not remembered what you did after drinking? Drinking alcohol affects the brain and can cause lasting damage including, but not limited to, slips in memory. These memory slips can be due to lack of blood flow to brain areas that are important for memory […]