What happens in the body when you drink too much alcohol? 75% of the population can tell you. Learn about the physiology of over-consumption...and check out a short list of possible aids for hangovers. This is a special post for St. Trifon, the saint of grapes where I live. Everyone gets drunk today.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services keeps a running database of clinical trials. So we've isolated the most current clinical trials currently recruiting to treat gambling addiction. If you're ready to be a guinea pig, check out the clinicaltrials.gov site for more great information on new therapies for addiction treatment.
We talk with Dr. Kimberly Young of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery about the state of internet addictions. She helps us define internet addiction and identify problem behaviors. Dr. Young also outlines treatment and recovery options. Learn more about the fastest growing trends in online addiction here.
The combined effects of heating the body and eliminating toxins through the skin rejuvenates the body. But what happens exactly during an intense sweat ritual? And should a recovering alcoholic or addict attempt a heat cleanse in early recovery? How can regular doses of heat help addicts in everyday life?
Addiction to prescription drugs is not new. But these days, given the range of mental health and emotional or behavioral diagnoses doled out to anyone and everyone, we are becoming a pill-happy culture. Abuse of doctor authorized medications is on the rise. What are the signs that a loved one is using scripts to cope with life? And how can you know the difference between proper and misuse of prescription drugs?
Alcoholic energy drinks in the U.S. are virtually off the market, thanks partly to legal cases against manufacturers. Alcoholic energy drinks like "Sparks" came under considerable criticism from state attorney generals and consumer groups alike. So if the manufacturers of alcohol are so dedicated to the cause of alcohol responsibility, why aren't corporations creating funds to support recovery? Come consider this and other questions about social culpability.
Youth. Happiness. Wealth. In each of these classic magazine images from the 50’s, we see life as it was idealized back then. But don’t you find it strange that the young chick ends up with a man her father’s age? And that health was a part of smoking? Something was seriously off in the 50’s. What else can you read into these illustrated fantasies?
The White House urges parents to break into their kids' emails, instant messages and MySpace accounts - but are these common drug prevention practices? If my parents had secretly installed cookies, traced my phone calls and looked at my SMS phone messages I would have lost major respect. Is "The Anti-Drug" campaign off-track? Or is monitoring adolescent communication the new best thing for preventing drug and alcohol use?
Continuing our new interview series, we talk to Brian Dooley of the Way Station in Orange County, CA a treatment center that uses neurofeedback to treat brain conditions including autism, ADD, ADHD, addiction, anxiety and depression. I was attracted by the treatment center's pioneering use of biofeedback for addiction treatment, as the modality sits on the fringe of mainstream medical practice. We talk with Brian about their outpatient philosophy and the best practices Way Station uses today.
In the absence of a parole officer, convicted drunk drivers are now taking breathalyzer tests before their car engines will even start...and they are breathing into the dashboard! Ignition interlock devices all over the U.S. require a BAC (blood alcohol consumption) level of .02-.04% before a car will start. But can the "rolling retest" for blood-alcohol levels endanger the lives of drivers and fellow travelers?