It has become commonplace for people who are overweight to attribute their waistline to their DNA. Now, celebrities caught snorting cocaine might also be able to blame their parents. Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a gene that increases the chances of becoming hooked on the drug. Addicts were 25% more likely to carry the…

To a greater extent, expectant parents are well-versed about the pregnancy and birthing development as pregnancy is a unique one in each couple’s lifetime. Future parents and especially mothers-to-be are receiving contradicting information about alcohol consumption and the risk to their unborn baby. How much alcohol is safe to take during pregnancy? Are there proven…

A experienced counselor in the field of alcohol recovery in San Diego reported that hospitalization of two teenagers in Mexico have caused to issue a notice to consumers that self medicating can be extremely hazardous. The two unidentified females, ages 18 and 19, purchased anti-alcoholism pills after reading on the internet about the success of…

The high dose deaths across the country associated to Fentanyl, an effective prescription pain-killer that has been pushed into the illegal drug supply, seem to be slowing.”We’ve seen a decline in the number of deaths. I won’t say it’s definitely over, but it looks like this fight is declining,” said John P. Walters, the director…

When you or someone you care for has hit rock bottom when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, rehab may be the best cure for their disease. Yes, addiction is a disease. It plagues our minds and body just like a virus. It can be deadly, but if treated properly, people can overcome their…

Alcohol treatment programs are available to help those who are dealing with an alcohol addiction. These programs vary. Some have 12 steps to recovery, but some are more in-depth than that. Depending on how deep your alcohol addiction is, you may need more intervention than others. It’s important to find a program that fits you…

When you’re on the road to alcohol recovery, know that it takes perseverance to stay the course. Alcohol dependency is a disease, and it has to be taken seriously because it can end in death. The death doesn’t just have to be the abuser, they could hit someone with their car, and then innocent lives…

Alcoholics Anonymous®: An Alcoholic’s Wife I HAVE the misfortune, or I should say the good fortune of being an alcoholic’s wife. I say misfortune because of the worry and grief that goes with drinking, and good fortune because we found a new way of living. My husband did not drink, to my knowledge, for several…