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Alcoholism and the Elderly. Does Age Matter?

Alcoholism and the Elderly. Does Age Matter?

Alcohol dependency can develop at any age – but several researchers are exploring whether those over 60 might be at a higher risk for developing a problem. In one such study[i], researchers looked at gender and age-specific trends in older Americans from 1997 through 2014. Their findings? As the years…

The Warning Signs of a Serious Alcohol Problem

The Warning Signs of a Serious Alcohol Problem

Do you worry about the drinking habits of a partner or good friend? Are you growing concerned they may be becoming addicted to alcohol? Over 17.6 million people in the U.S. are, and the signs of a problem are relatively easy to spot. Here are some things to look for…

Alcohol and Its Effect on Babies

Alcohol and Its Effect on Babies

In 1973, two U.S. physicians discovered a correlation between a mother’s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy and pre-and post-natal growth deficiencies, minor facial abnormalities, and damage to a child’s developing brain – damage that can result in behavioral, learning, and cognitive abnormalities. They found that the more alcohol a woman…

Alcohol Dependence to Alcohol Substance Abuse

Alcohol Dependence to Alcohol Substance Abuse

A common story... George was given a beer by his dad at a family picnic when he was nine years old. His dad thought it would be a good idea for his son to learn about alcohol in the safety of his home. This first beer led to other drinking…

The Bermuda Triangle of Addiction

The Bermuda Triangle of Addiction

The November and December holidays… For some, it is a season of pure joy and time with family and friends, a chance to slow down and enjoy the moment. For others – it’s a time of stress, anxiety, loneliness, and great sadness. If you are someone recovering from an addiction…

A New Fentanyl Danger Identified

A New Fentanyl Danger Identified

As fentanyl’s deadly rampage continues, frontline physicians across the U.S. are seeing another profoundly troubling development. Fentanyl creates a much more difficult withdrawal for patients treated with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Why is that important? Because buprenorphine is one of just two drug therapies available to help patients manage what…

Animal Tranquilizer Contaminating Illicit Drugs

Animal Tranquilizer Contaminating Illicit Drugs

The potentially deadly animal tranquilizer, xylazine, is increasingly found in heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs, including cocaine and methamphetamine. The problem is so severe the FDA has alerted healthcare workers to watch for patients who may have been exposed to the drug. The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse…

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