Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Alcohol and Marijuana Associated With Lower GPA

College girls Substance abuse has always been strongly associated with poor grades, worse graduation rates and increased difficulty in finding and maintaining good jobs. According to a recent study, published on March 8, 2017, by Shashwath Meda from Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living, college students excessively abusing alcohol and marijuana had consistently lower GPA. Current Trends Alcohol and [...]
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Fighting Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses

College students Alcohol Abuse is a problematic behavior on college campuses, with 59.4% of college students report drinking in the past month and 39% report binge drinking [1]. College campus are increasingly working to combat alcohol among its students. College drinking it typically seen as a right of passage, and occurs at parties on and off campus, [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Man addicted to alcohol Contributor: Marissa A. Angileri, MSW, CADC, Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Addiction and mental illness often times go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/ or other drugs is a common way to cope with the uncomfortable emotions associated with mental illness. Bipolar is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and [...]
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Effects of Binge Drinking on Women

Woman drinking alcohol 60% of women in the United States have at least 1 drink once a year, but 13% have more than 7 drinks per week [1]. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the guidelines for moderate drinking is no more than 1 drink per day for women [1]. According to the Centers [...]
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Approaching an Adolescent Who Is Engaging in Underage Drinking

Teenager Looking into the Distance Approaching an Adolescent who is Engaging in Underage Drinking can be a daunting tasks. Often times parents and caregivers are often unsure of how to know if their child is drinking besides evaluating environmental or instinctual signs. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, there are signs you can look for to [...]
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