addiction

Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

Teenage smoking and drinking down
Teenage smoking and drinking down (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Younger Australians’ smoking and drinking habits have improved, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).  But when it comes to illicit drug use among older people, a more complex picture has emerged. ... Read More »

One-third of students report elevated psychological distress
One-third of students report elevated psychological distress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than one in three, an estimated 328,000, Ontario students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Girls are twice as likely as boys ... Read More »

E-cigarettes new drug of choice
E-cigarettes new drug of choice (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

During a checkup, physicians and nurses often ask about drinking habits, safe sex practice or cigarette use. Vaping is rarely mentioned. This discussion is urgently needed with teen patients, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks ... Read More »

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction
E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study. In the first analysis of the relationship between e-cigarette ... Read More »

Video game addiction needs standard definition
Video game addiction needs standard definition (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Adelaide say treatment for people affected by video game “addiction” would be improved if a standard definition of the problem were adopted by psychologists. Dr Daniel King, a Senior Research Associate in the School of ... Read More »

Urgent action needed to curb problem gambling among young people
Urgent action needed to curb problem gambling among young people (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There has been a rapid rise in problem gambling among young men driven by dramatic growth in online sports betting, adding to the urgency for the Federal Government to take a national leadership role in protecting consumers and weaning the ... Read More »

Vitamin B crucial to children’s mental health
Vitamin B crucial to children’s mental health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has uncovered a significant link between vitamin B levels and the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. The research led by The University of Western Australia-affiliated Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and published in ... Read More »

Treatment for alcoholism reduces financial burden
Treatment for alcoholism reduces financial burden (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The financial effects of alcoholism on the family members of addicts can be massive, but little is known about whether treatment for alcoholism reduces that financial burden.  A study of 48 German families published online today in the journal Addiction ... Read More »

 
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