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Alcohol Treatment and Rehab

Pivotal Breakthrough In Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcoholism is a devastating disease in part because of the 'symptom' of heavy drinking but more so due to the extensive harm it causes physical organs, such as the heart and liver, as well as damage to an individual's psychosocial well-being that decreases quality of life.

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Scientists Identify A Brain Mechanism Underlying Persistent Cocaine Craving

Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that helps to explain why craving for cocaine, and the risk of relapse, seems to increase in the weeks and months after drug use is stopped. The research was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Pediatricians Alerted To Developmental Nature Of Underage Drinking

In a special supplement to Pediatrics, physicians will have access in one place to the reviews and analyses of current research on biological, behavioral, and environmental changes during childhood and adolescence that foster the initiation, maintenance, and acceleration of illegal use of alcohol by underage youth.

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How Much Does Heavy Drinking Affect Your Body?

It's the time of year when more than 1.5 million high school and college students head for warm climates to soak up the sun and drink large quantities of alcohol. Students who vacation with friends over spring break drink almost three times as much as those who stay home with parents or relatives, according to a report in the September 2007 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Screening For Problem Drinking Is Cost-Effective Clinical Preventive Service

Sreening for problem drinking is as cost-effective as some of the most used preventive services like childhood immunization, screening for colon cancer and hypertension, and taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack.

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