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alcohol use disorder
01
May

Teenagers Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol

The practice of mixing energy drinks with alcohol is quite common amongst teenagers and young adults. There is a misguided belief that the mixture of the two allows one to drink for a longer period of time, and heightens one’s ability to safely drive while under the influence. While the energy drink may give the...
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05
Feb

Colleges Grapple With Alcohol Abuse

English: The Mountainlair is the Student Union building at West Virginia University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Grapple is an old-fashion word… You don’t often hear someone use the word “grapple” or the phrase “grappling with;” today we are using it in the sense of being engaged in a struggle or to try to overcome or deal...
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25
Jul

Part 2: Binge Drinking News ~ Are Colleges Doing Enough?

Logo of the United States National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Part 2: College, binge drinking and more What are the consequences of college drinking? Depending on your own life experience, you may already be aware of the consequences of college drinking, or at...
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27
Jun

United States: Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Reach 88,000 Per Year For Working-Age Adults

English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. White on blue background with white rays but no white “burst”. No detailed wording. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How to prevent AAD and YPLL – the CDC wants to know! This section heading looks...
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19
Jun

Hurricane Sandy: Recovery In Many Ways Continues For Those Impacted

English: Ellis Island, seen from Liberty Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ellis Island is in recovery from Hurricane Sandy Have you ever visited Ellis Island? If not, put it on your “bucket list.” Ellis Island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument located in Upper New York Bay, the original island belongs to New...
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16
May

Alcohol Infused News Part 2

Sometimes news headlines seem to collide…Part 2 Yesterday in Part 1 of our Alcohol Infused News post we shared two news / opinion items that dealt with alcohol and alcohol use disorder (AUD). As we mentioned, the message delivered in those two items were juxtaposed; however, both could be used to start a conversation. Research...
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15
May

Alcohol Infused News Part 1

Sometimes news headlines seem to collide…Part 1 This week it seems news items about alcohol use are or should be juxtaposed. Simply put, there are four items we are sharing with you this week, two today and two tomorrow. Each could provide an impetus to start a conversation about how we view alcohol use and...
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06
Mar

Army STARRS Data: Researchers Uncover Alarming Stats

English: Dr. Charles Hoge, Walter Reed Army Institute of research and Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire, director, Army Suicide Prevention Task Force, discussed suicide, post traumatic stress disorder, and the social stigma that prevents Soldiers with PTSD from stepping forward to get treated, during a panel presentation called “Surviving and Thriving in Harm’s Way,” September...
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22
Aug

Study: Alcohol Dependence, Binge Eating, And Compensatory Behaviors – Are There Common Genetic Factors?

Do you remember the game telephone? For those of you who have never played telephone here are a few details provided by Wikipedia on how the game is played. …a game played around the world, in which one person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a line of people until the last...
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17
May

CDC Report: Mental Health Surveillance Among Children In The United States – 2005-2011

 Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People” How much do you know about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For example, did you know that its roots date back to...
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