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Dangers of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Dangers of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

For most of human history, little was known about the effects of alcohol consumption on fetal and child development. That began to change in 1973 with the publication of Recognition of the fetal alcohol syndrome in early infancy in the journal Lancet. That paper coined the term “fetal alcohol syndrome,”…

The Pandemic’s Grim Toll

The Pandemic’s Grim Toll

According to a report just published in The Guardian, many addiction treatment programs in the U.S. have been forced to cut back services or close altogether due to financial losses suffered during this pandemic. The Guardian cites a September 2020 survey conducted by the National Council for Behavioral Health, showing…

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving Massachusetts

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving Massachusetts

Aware Recovery Care is now actively serving individuals struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs in Massachusetts. Aware is known for its novel pandemic safe, in-home addiction treatment model – one that brings care to those in need in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Partnering with Tufts Health…

Can New Genetic Test Help in the Battle Against Alcoholism?

Can New Genetic Test Help in the Battle Against Alcoholism?

Twenty million Americans struggle with alcohol abuse. Another 65 million report recent episodes of binge drinking. Eighty-eight thousand U.S. citizens die annually from the effects of alcoholism. Roughly eight percent of those with alcohol abuse syndrome seek treatment – and of those, only 20% receive medication-assisted treatment. Why is that…

Emergency Room Overdose Admissions Up

Emergency Room Overdose Admissions Up

In a paper published this month by the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University report an alarming surge in opioid overdose emergency room admissions during the current pandemic. According to the data released, visits to the VCU Medical Center emergency room for non-fatal opioid overdoses…

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving Florida

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving Florida

Aware Recovery Care is now actively serving individuals struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs in Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Florida. Aware is known for its novel pandemic safe, in-home addiction treatment model – one that brings care to those in need in the comfort and privacy of…

New Clues Emerge on Alcohol and Dementia

New Clues Emerge on Alcohol and Dementia

It has long been known that alcohol abuse often leads to significant cognitive decline – even dementia. The puzzling question is, why? Medical researchers in Austria have discovered a possible cause. Iron deposits in the brains of heavy drinkers. The cause of those deposits? According to the thesis, advanced by…

Study - Popular Addiction Treatment Drug Underutilized.

Study - Popular Addiction Treatment Drug Underutilized.

As opioid overdose deaths rise across America, a number of addiction specialists are asking an important question. Why are so few physicians prescribing buprenorphine (or Bupe) —an opioid-based drug shown to be helpful in the treatment of addiction? The question is a good one. Some experts suggest more physicians need…

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