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America’s Binge Drinking Problem

on Thursday, 21 August 2014.

America’s Binge Drinking Problem

Excessive drinking is more common in the U.S. than we might realize as studies have shown a surprising amount of adults frequently binge on alcohol. As many as 38 million U.S. adults binge drink on a regular basis according to findings from a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Suburban Opoid Problem Contributing to Heroin Addiction

on Thursday, 21 August 2014.

Suburban Opoid Problem Contributing to Heroin Addiction

Heroin abuse is no longer a problem reserved for the inner city or the poorest neighborhoods; now the typical heroin addicts are young white teens and adults living in the suburbs. Part of the reason for this shift is the rise in prescription pain killer abuse which can be a gateway to heroin addiction.

The Major Symptoms of Percoset Use and Abuse

on Wednesday, 20 August 2014.

The Major Symptoms of Percoset Use and Abuse

Prescription drug abuse has been a problem for the U.S. since the 1990s and has nearly reached the point of a national crisis. Currently, there are seven million Americans who take prescription drugs for non-medical reasons and the majority of those are abusing pain killers.

Breast Cancer Tied to Alcohol Consumption

on Wednesday, 20 August 2014.

Breast Cancer Tied to Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol and especially chronic alcohol abuse is known to cause a myriad of health problems including cirrhosis of the liver and heart disease but few people realize how much of a connection there is between alcohol and certain types of cancer. Alcoholism is not traditionally considered a major cause of cancer but studies actually show a clear link to the disease especially in the case of breast cancer.