First it was Gummi Bears submerged in alcohol, then it was vodka-soaked tampons. Now teens are making news for consuming distilled hand sanitizer to get drunk. Not only are teens getting drunk (the distilled product could be as high as 120 proof compared to a shot of vodka which is 80 proof), they are being…
John Reeck is living proof that hard work and determination pay off. Four years ago, he started an overnight position as a technician at The Recovery Place.
In honor of SAMHSA’s first annual National Prevention Week, Promises Behavioral Health is reminding parents to do their part in preventing teen prescription drug abuse.
Does television advertising contribute to underage drinking? One study says yes.
Psychologists now say Facebook addiction is a real problem and it can now be measured.
Does the thought of not having your cell phone close by cause anxiety? Do you constantly check your phone or worry about its whereabouts? If so, you may be suffering from Nomophobia, cites a new study on the subject.
Vogue magazine is paving the way for a new standard of beauty. Beginning with its June 2012 Vogue UK issue, the magazine will no longer feature models under age 16 or those who appear to have an eating disorder. All 19 international editions of Vogue have adopted a policy that puts health before unrealistic ideals…
A new report issued by Dr. Dennis Dombrowski in his presentation at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry shows that substance abuse is no respecter of persons. In an examination of elderly patients who entered a short-term geriatric treatment facility for psychiatric issues, more than ten percent had a drug or alcohol problem.
Kids with depression often slip through the cracks. Parents have a hard time distinguishing symptoms of depression from normal ups and downs of the teen years. Kids, too, may feel overwhelmed at times and struggle to determine whether they may need to discuss their feelings with someone.
You can never work too hard or spend too much time on the job, or can you? Much research has been conducted on this topic and now a new test can determine your level of work addiction.