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Month: November 2010

Promises Treatment Centers Warns Holiday Stress Can Lead to Riskier Substance Abuse

Addiction psychiatrist Dr. David Sack warns families to keep a close eye on substance abusers whose behavior may escalate during holidays, which could result in DUIs or other serious consequences. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) November 23, 2010 –  Holidays are meant to bring families together for good cheer and celebration, but for some families the …

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Weight Bullying Can Lead to Life-Long Eating Disorders

It is a well documented fact that kids can be very mean. The child in the class that has something different from someone else – glasses, red hair, a weight problem, etc. – is often the target for ridicule. When that difference is weight and bullying results, that individual may have to deal with eating …

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What About the Echo Generation? How Addicted Are They?

Members of the Echo Generation or Echo Boomers – those born roughly between 1982 and 1995 – have been called by a number of names. They’re the Net Generation, Generation Y, Generation Next, Millennials, even the Peter Pan Generation, among other monikers. They are the offspring of the Boomer Generation, hence, the name. Today, they …

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Children’s Unhappiness Linked to Risk of Alcohol Use, Sexual Activity

Several studies have shown that intervening with troubled youth is the best strategy to prevent future mental health disorders or substance abuse problems in adulthood. Most chronic behavioral and psychiatric disorders—including alcoholism, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and schizophrenia—can be rooted in adverse events that are experienced during childhood, yet children who are generally most in …

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Anabolic Steroids and Sports: A Combination of Misconceptions and Major Health Risks

Anabolic steroids and sports continue to be a “team effort” for some athletes, either professional or non-professional. From high schools and colleges to professional leagues, steroid testing and education about the health consequences of the drugs hasn’t yet extinguished the desire of athletes to continue using them. In fact, teen athlete abuse of steroids is …

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