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Alcohol Assessment

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a46b0f28-f109-441e-8b59-5eb06cf1802c#.WstlG1w-dBw The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that taking the following short quiz called the “CAGE test” can help you find out if you have a drinking problem. Click the short quiz below to find out whether you may have a problem with alcohol. Note: This assessment is not intended to be […]

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Cutting out alcohol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3c105224-1206-42de-9c48-d93173f39681#.WstkUVw-dBw Putting an end to a drinking habit can be difficult. But a few lifestyle changes can help you adjust. These tips from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism can help you get alcohol out of your life: Write out the reasons you want to stop drinking. Don’t keep alcohol at home. Practice ways […]

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Identifying teen alcohol and drug abuse

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/09/the-medical-minute-identifying-teen-alcohol-and-drug-abuse/ The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades – but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. September 17, 2014Penn State Health News Parents […]

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How alcohol affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=066bcd78-ed71-42f2-8e56-612abb7b6226#.WsIwl1w-dBw  Drinking alcohol may pose special risks for seniors, even if they aren’t heavy drinkers. The potential ill effects of abusing alcohol—including troubled relationships, run-ins with the law and damaged health—are well-documented. To be sure, those risks don’t change as we age. But seniors tend to face special risks from alcohol, even if they […]

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Binge on movies, not alcohol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=d6d695e7-9ae3-4f68-8585-aa88c7021c6d#.WsIweFw-dBw Millions of American adults are putting their health at risk by binge drinking, according to the results of a survey conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Many of these people engage in what is known as “extreme binge drinking.”  

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Alcohol shrinks the brain’s memory center

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d4bcd2a-1a8c-4b25-985d-4e0c24e09db1#.WsIwZFw-dBw “All things in moderation” might not be the best approach to alcohol. A new study shows that even moderate alcohol consumption could increase the risk of brain damage.      

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Giving Teen Substance Abuse the Attention it Deserves

Original Source: http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/12-steps/giving-teen-substance-abuse-the-attention-it-deserves.htm Decades of research have told us what kind of treatment teens who abuse drugs and alcohol need – yet new reports suggest only 10 percent of adolescents needing help for substance abuse problems actually receive treatment. Why are we failing America’s teens? Fewer Addiction Treatment Programs for Adolescents According to a study funded […]

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