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Discover A New Passion to Replace Your Addiction

on Thursday, 21 May 2015.

Discover A New Passion to Replace Your Addiction

A passion is something that defines and gives purpose to your life. Your passions are the things for which you have great enthusiasm and willingness to give a great deal of time and effort. To feel passionate is to be motivated at the core of your being, willing to work harder than you otherwise would, because the work is filled with pleasure.

How Alcohol Exposure Affects Teens

on Thursday, 21 May 2015.

How Alcohol Exposure Affects Teens

It can be difficult to predict if a teen will eventually suffer from any type of addiction, but studies have shown that early exposure to alcohol can affect teens negatively and even cause continuing problems into adulthood. Adolescent binge drinking is known to increase the risk of psychiatric disorders including alcoholism when teens become adults.

Michael Phelps' New Perspective on Recovery and Change

on Thursday, 21 May 2015.

Michael Phelps' New Perspective on Recovery and Change

After an extended media silence following his DUI arrest, Michael Phelps is finally beginning to speak out about his experiences with addiction and rehab. The Olympic champion swimmer admitted to having an alcohol problem in December of last year after also pleading guilty to drunk driving. He was sentenced to a year in prison but this sentence was suspended and he was put on probation for a year and a half.

Classical Musicians Can Struggle with Substance Abuse

on Wednesday, 20 May 2015.

Classical Musicians Can Struggle with Substance Abuse

Blair Tindall is a noted oboist, with an illustrious career performing with the New York Philharmonic as well as several other groups and film soundtracks. A book she wrote about her experiences in the Classical music world, Mozart in the Jungle, has recently been adapted into an online video series, and shocked many people with its frequent references to pot smoking and drug use.

Scientists Get Closer To Understanding The Genetics Of Alcoholism

on Wednesday, 20 May 2015.

Scientists Get Closer To Understanding The Genetics Of Alcoholism

Recent research is bringing scientists closer to understanding what specific genes are responsible for alcohol addiction. Their goal is to make it possible for people to easily find out if they possess the genes that put them at risk for alcohol addiction. For some time now, scientists have known that genetic mutations are what cause most cases of alcoholism, but they weren't sure which single gene played a part in it.