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The Differences Of Drug Addiction In Men And Women

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

While it’s true that men are more likely than women to have opportunities to use drugs, men and women are just as likely to try drugs, and they progress from experimental drug use to addiction equally. But men and women seem to differ in their vulnerability to specific drugs. Both are equally likely to become addicted to or dependent on cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, tobacco, and inhalants. Women are more likely than men
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Today Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day

Sep 9th, 2011 | By

Today marks the 12th annual International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day, first recognized on 9:09 a.m. on September 9, 1999. “The date and time were chosen to mark the ninth minute of the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month, which serves as a reminder that FAS, like all Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, is completely preventable if a woman does not consume alcohol during the 9 months
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South Florida Fast Food Chains Experiment With Selling Alcohol

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

Fast food chains are dipping their toes into the waters of selling alcohol alongside their fast food fare and South Florida is at the forefront of the experiments. A calculated move in a down market, seeking to compete with fast casual restaurants. Two Sonic restaurants in South Florida – one in Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale – will add beer and wine to their offerings, alongside burgers, rings and
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GABA – The Brain’s Peacemaker

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid, controls your brain’s rhythmic theta waves, ensuring physical and mental balance. The calming or “peacemaker” chemical in the brain can largely influence the health of other neurotransmitters. A GABA deficiency can directly impact a person’s ability to handle daily or long-term stress, which can result in anxiety, hypertension, irritability, headaches, heart disorders and seizures. It is essential to maintain a healthy GABA balance. When there is
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Holiday Season Often Difficult For Those Struggling With Addiction

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By

The holiday season can be a tough time for those struggling with addiction issues. Dr. Jeffrey Huttman, Chief Clinical Officer of Challenges, says that the holidays are hard for people in recovery: “Holidays are family oriented and there are many family functions during the holiday season. For many of our clients, addiction is often tied with family issues. It’s very important for those struggling with addiction or for people in
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