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  1. Binge Drinking Risk in Depressed Women

    Jan. 3, 2007 -- Binge drinking may be more common in people with major depression , especially women, a Canadian study shows. In a telephone poll of more than 14,000 Canadian men and women, researchers found those with major depression -- especially the women -- were more likely to report drinking f

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  2. Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction

    Hardly a week goes by that we don't hear of some new high-profile actor, singer, or politician checking into a center to treat a drug or alcohol problem. And when a celebrity goes to rehab, it's often to an exclusive facility with marble baths, ocean views, and a full spa. It's enough to give addict

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  3. Why Marijuana May Affect Memory

    Nov. 20, 2006 -- A new study on marijuana and memory may show why using pot hampers memory. The study appears in Nature Neuroscience's advance online edition. Researchers included David Robbe, PhD, of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

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  4. Caffeine Abuse: Buzz Gone Wrong

    Oct. 16, 2006 -- It's time to wake up about the dangers of abusing caffeine. Taking the buzz too far can make you sick. That's according to Northwestern University's Danielle McCarthy, MD, and colleagues. They note 265 caffeine abuse cases reported to a U.S. regional poison control center from 2001

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  5. Fog of Alcoholism Clears With Sobriety

    Aug. 28, 2006 -- The fog of alcoholismclears with long-term sobriety, a Stanford University study shows. It's not just the direct effect of booze. Alcoholics' brains get messed up. These neuropsychological deficits continue even after an alcoholic dries out. How long do they last? George Fein, PhD,

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  6. Family Poll: Half of Addicts Seek Help

    Aug. 18, 2006 -- Only half of drug- or alcohol-addicted family members seek help -- but when they do, 82% get better, a survey of American families finds. A recent Gallup poll, the USA Today/HBO Family Drug Addiction poll, interviewed 902 U.S. adults who said that a member of their immediate family

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  7. New Clue on Family Alcoholism Risk

    June 26, 2006 -- In families with a history of alcoholism, personality may influence who becomes or doesn't become an alcoholic. Richard Grucza, PhD, MPE, and colleagues report the news in July's issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Grucza's team focused on novelty seeking, a per

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  8. Coffee Might Curb Alcoholic Cirrhosis

    June 12, 2006 -- Coffee may contain an ingredient that protects the liver against alcoholic cirrhosis cirrhosis, a new study shows. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that among more than 125,000 people studied for up to 22 years, coffee drinkers were less likely to be

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  9. Rx Drug Abuse: Common and Dangerous

    In the 1970s, parents worried that their longhaired, bell-bottomed teenagers were getting drunk or smoking marijuana. Today, dangers also come in the form of prescription medicines -- from opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin to ADHD drugs such as Ritalin. Prescription drug abuse appears to be on

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  10. Older Drug Helps Alcoholics Abstain

    May 2, 2006 -- A widely ignored drug was found to help alcoholics stop drinking, while a newer medication did not seem to be effective in a large, widely anticipated study of treatments for alcohol dependence. Results from the trial are published in the May 3 issue of the Journal of the American Med

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