Why do some people drink more than the others? This question puts researchers and medical practitioners in a tizzy. Various researches, today, point out at measures to alleviate the increasing alcohol dependence of Americans and also finding out factors that cause some to drink more.
The importance of remaining drug-free can be best explained by people seeing their own families, peers, and neighbors getting addicted to drugs and ruining their own lives and of those around them. To spread awareness about the massive destruction that Americans were facing due to an increasing number of people taking to drugs, the Red..
Women who are planning a family can benefit from reducing alcohol consumption or cutting it out completely. A research study showed that alcohol consumption can decrease a woman’s chance of conception. The study, titled “Alcohol consumption and fecundability: Prospective Danish cohort study” aimed to investigate the amount of alcohol that can affect the possibility of..
Alcohol-related problems constitute one of the most serious public health problems in the United States. With nearly 88,000 people, including 26,000 women, succumbing to alcohol-related causes every year, as per a recent report published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), it is important to identify various treatment choices that can address..
Mixing substances is dangerous and can even prove to be fatal. A cocktail of alcohol and prescription drugs is one of the deadliest combinations known to people. Despite the warning labels on medications or things-to-remember list from physicians, people tend to mix their medications with alcohol, intentionally or unintentionally. Given the reach of alcohol, it..
The future of marijuana in the United States is mired in controversy due to opposing views regarding its effectiveness and validity for treatment of pain in place of opioids. An increasing number of Americans are getting high on marijuana, says a study published online in the journal the Lancet Psychiatry in August 2016. Now, researchers..
Addiction to any kind of substance, including opioids, develops after a prolonged tolerance to it. Opioids are prescribed by doctors to patients suffering from pain, however, their efficacy in providing a long-term relief still lack sufficient evidence, said a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). While studying the physiology..
There has been a sharp rise in suicidal rates among American teenagers over the past two decades, which has become a big challenge for the government and the society. As per the recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide ranked second among the foremost causes of death in the..
Marijuana is the most debated drug in the United States. While people are continually coming out in open to support marijuana legalization, there are others who are in favor of more research to prove its safety, before decriminalizing the drug at the federal level. While the researchers are still looking at both advantages and disadvantages..