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…

Anxiety is a general mental illness in America, with nearly 20 percentage of the youth population affected. Woman are twice as likely to experience life disrupting general anxiety disorder, GAD, and specific phobias than men are, however the numbers for those suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are equal for the sexes. It is interesting to…

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is the most dangerous and well-known drug to abuse, is unfamiliar to many psychiatric professionals. Recent cases of severe GHB withdrawal delirium have occurred in psychiatric settings, making it necessary for psychiatric professionals to be informed about the management of these patients. GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an…

Addiction treatment is not uniform across different drug rehabs, yet the basic foundation of all drug rehabs is virtually the same.  Addiction treatment has become a big industry and more addiction treatment facilities are surfacing every day across the United States.  One thing all dug rehabs have in common is that their primary purpose is…

Alcohol rehabs are centers where you can go if you need treatment for your alcohol addiction. Usually with reputable rehab clinics, you’ll have a choice of treatment plans to pick from, as each treatment works differently with people, depending on the level of addiction. You’ll work with professionals to decide which treatment will provide the…

If someone is suffering from alcohol dependency, they are in need of help. It’s also known as alcoholism or overconsumption of alcoholic beverages with disregard to the health concerns it may pose. There are many negative effects to being an alcoholic, yet to the abuser, they see nothing wrong with their consumption, as many cannot…

The addiction to drugs which are available on the street is practically a symptom of contemporary life. Its frequency is not that unexpected, given the way that Hollywood glorifies drug use. In fact, it is difficult to draw the line between drug use and abuse, because once someone has developed the mind-set that illegal street…

Sometimes alcoholism seems to be getting the better of you. However, alcohol rehabilitation centers can offer some real hope to get your life back on track. You don’t have to go it alone, but can reach out for people who have training in how to help you break your addiction and live a recovery lifestyle.…