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Study Links Teen Drinking With Computer Use

A new study claims teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers than teens who don’t drink. The study, published in the online edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors, looked at the drinking and computer habits of 264 kids between the ages of 13 and 17. It found that teens who reported drinking ….

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More Seniors Seeking Addiction Treatment

The number of seniors in the United States seeking treatment for drug or alcohol treatment is skyrocketing, and it is only projected to get worse. According to a report from theAssociated Press, between 1992 and 2008 treatment admissions for people 50 and older more than doubled. Here are the raw numbers — 231,200 people sought ….

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Fewer Than 10% Of Addicts In Treatment

It is estimated that 23 million Americans are addicts – addicted to drugs or alcohol. However less than 10% of them are seeking treatment for their ailment. According to a report in The Sentinel, the numbers mean that one out of every eight Americans are struggling with an addiction. And 40% of them have a dual ….

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Female Drunk Drivers Are “Distressed”

A new study has come up with a profile of the typical female drunk driver – a woman who is turning to alcohol because she is “distressed.” According to a report from the Press Association, the study out of the University of Nottingham said women who drink and drive are more likely to be older, better ….

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Professionals: The New Heroin Users

The image many of us have of the typical heroin user is a burned-out lowlife huddled in a squalid apartment injecting his drug of choice. But one report said that is no longer the case – professionals are now turning to heroin. WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports on a new rehabilitation center that has just opened, and ….

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New Book Bashes 12-Step Programs

For most people, recovering from alcoholism means enrollment in an Alcoholics Anonymous program and going through its famous 12 steps. That’s what Gerhard Wagner did. But he found severe flaws in the program, and got sober on his own. According to PRWeb, he writes about his addiction and recovery in his new book “Tears of ….

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The “Quality Chasm” In Addiction Treatment

It is extremely difficult for addicts to finally admit that they have a problem and need help. So when addicts receive poor treatment, it is easy for them to question that decision. It is what the Institute of Medicine calls a “quality chasm” between effective care and the treatment people actually receive, according to a ….

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Courtney Love: Britney Spears Made Me Quit Drugs

Singer Courtney Love said it was Britney Spears, of all people, who spurred her to quit at least one drug. According to Spinner.com, Love told the recovery website The Fix that she quit taking Adderall after watching Spears’s breakdown. “After Britney freaked out a couple of years ago, and her toxicology report said she was ….

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Battle Over Religion At Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous famously uses religion as part of its recovery, with “God” appearing four times in the 12-steps. But two AA groups in Toronto don’t think religion has any place in recovering from alcoholism, and came out with a new 12-step list without the word “God.” Now they are on the outs with the official ….

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Kids Of Alcoholics Likely To Need Treatment As Adults

A new study has found that children of parents with a drinking problem are more likely to need alcohol treatment when they become adults. The study out of The University of Copenhagen said that when parents have “alcohol use disorders,” their children are more likely to have similar problems and require treatment at some point ….

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