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Zero-Tolerance for Drinking and Driving – Finally

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

In England, where the legal drinking age is 18, unless you’re at home or on private property or with a parent or guardian and having alcohol with a meal – pretty permissive – is possibly going to adopt a zero-tolerance alcohol policy for under 21’s. There are currently 14 deaths every week caused by young, more…

Does Happy Hour Contribute to Alcohol Addiction?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

I just read an article about banning happy hour in England. They’re trying to cut down on binge drinking. They started with not allowing pubs to be open 24 hours a day, now they’re cutting out the time when people can traditionally get their drinks two for one or a lot cheaper than at other more…

Do Breathalizer’s Discriminate Against Blacks?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

A recent news story accused breathalizer testing to be racist. According to the lawyer on a case, who asked for his client’s breathalizer test to be inadmissable, black men have a lung capacity of 3% more than white men. Which means that .08 would translated into .0776. So, the black man was 3% less drunk more…

Do Breathalizer's Discriminate Against Blacks?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

A recent news story accused breathalizer testing to be racist. According to the lawyer on a case, who asked for his client’s breathalizer test to be inadmissable, black men have a lung capacity of 3% more than white men. Which means that .08 would translated into .0776. So, the black man was 3% less drunk more…

Alcohol Related Deaths Decrease When Taxes Raised

Posted under Addiction Help, Alaska, Alcohol

One of the most attractive things about alcohol – especially to kids – is the low cost. Kids can buy a six-pack for less than their lunch money. True, it’s not the best quality beer out there, but it’s beer. However, a recent study found that even a small price hike in alcohol taxes can more…

Most People Don’t Admit They Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, GHB, Intervention

One of the biggest barriers to overcoming alcohol and drug addiction and abuse is that most people don’t realize, or admit, they have a problem and, therefore, don’t try to get addiction help. In fact, the most recent research by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that that’s the case with more…

Is College the Right Place for Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

When you think of Yale, unless you’ve already gone to Yale or are there right now, you might imagine that the atmosphere would be somewhat different than that of other colleges and universities. But Yale has many of the same problems. The one that concerns me is alcohol addiction and abuse. Here’s a little taste more…

Alcohol Addiction, Abuse, or Any At All, Shrinks the Brain

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

A new study shows that alcohol shrinks the brain. Millions of people need drug and alcohol addiction help, and we’re spending millions finding out this useless information. Why do we need it? We already know that just one drink can impair abstract thinking for a month, we already know it causes a gradual deterioration of more…

Addiction Help Is Better Served with Rehab, Not Research

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

I don’t quite understand why more research had to be done on this, but a new study confirms that kids who drink alcohol before the age of 15 are 50% more likely to become dependant on alcohol later in life. The researchers concluded that this adds to the body of research that proves we should focus more…

The Need for Alcohol Addiction Help More Prevalent for Smokers

Posted under Alcohol, Intervention, THC

According to a new study, people who smoke cigarettes are 16 times more likely to drink alcohol in ways that cause trouble than non-smokers. And they’re five times more likely to need alcohol addiction help. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – people who are really concerned about their health and, consequently, don’t smoke cigarettes, are more…

Addiction Help to Be Billed to Province That’s Not Helping

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

Williams Lake, a city in British Columbia, Canada, is taking some unusual steps to help handle alcohol addiction and abuse problems. The city council has been asking Interior Health, the government department responsible for the health of the entire province, for addiction help and not getting it. Last year there were over 1200 reported cases of more…

Addiction Help to Be Billed to Province That's Not Helping

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

Williams Lake, a city in British Columbia, Canada, is taking some unusual steps to help handle alcohol addiction and abuse problems. The city council has been asking Interior Health, the government department responsible for the health of the entire province, for addiction help and not getting it. Last year there were over 1200 reported cases of more…

More Addiction Help Available in Illinois

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Illinois, Treatment

Illinois has come up with some innovative ways to fund drug courts. They’re adding $5 onto each traffic ticket and $10 onto each felony conviction. Especially since so many traffic accidents are caused by people who are drinking or taking drugs while driving and so many felony convictions now involved drug-related crime. But drug court more…

It’s Time for Addiction Help – September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month but according to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 2% of Americans who need addiction help are even attempting to get it. While it’s true we need to help those who do get addiction help to recover, there more…

It's Time for Addiction Help – September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month but according to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 2% of Americans who need addiction help are even attempting to get it. While it’s true we need to help those who do get addiction help to recover, there more…

Addiction Help – One More Reason You Should Get It

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Methadone, Tranquilizers

I’ve written a lot of blogs in the past about the dangers of methadone. Check out yesterday’s New York Times article about methadone-related deaths and you’ll find out more about the problem. And why people who are already taking other drugs or drinking alcohol, or could possibly do either, need to get addiction help before more…

Get Addiction Help Early When They're Taking Drugs in College

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Cocaine, Marijuana, Missouri

More about what happens with drugs in college. Susan Smith (not her real name) grew up in a normal, loving, educated family. She was a girl scout, mom lead a troup. A great life. Then she went to college – she was going to be a social worker – which is where she started drinking, more…

Addiction Help – Warning, Stay Out of Bars

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

For years I’ve put music on when I’m exercising, cleaning the house, or doing anything that I can do better with a little rhythm behind it. And the louder the music, the more I’m motivated. And the faster the beat, the faster I move. Researchers have now discovered that housework and exercise aren’t the only things more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Is Intervention Really Like It Is On TV?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention, Treatment

In some cases an intervention is the only way a person will get the addiction help they need. We now have the TV series called Intervention. But is that what it’s really like? Stay tuned for intervention stories that are the real thing. We’d like to hear from people about their experiences with intervention for more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Is Intervention Really Like It Is On TV?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention, Treatment

In some cases an intervention is the only way a person will get the addiction help they need. We now have the TV series called Intervention. But is that what it’s really like? Stay tuned for intervention stories that are the real thing. We’d like to hear from people about their experiences with intervention for more…

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