Global Addiction Rates Among Women Are Climbing

In both developing and industrialized nations women have always had lower rates of addiction than men.  And in nations wherein women’s primary roles are as caregivers and homemakers, rates of addiction among women are substantially lower than in men. The stigma of drug and alcohol use among these women is particularly severe in these regions, Read More

High School Dropouts Have Higher Rates of Cigarette, Alcohol, Illicit Drug Use

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that youth aged 16-18 who have dropped out of high school are more likely than their counterparts to be current users of cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol and other illicit drugs. “Current users” are those who reported use in the past month. While Read More

Signs of Inhalant Abuse

Clips From Intervention on Huffing Huffing, sniffing, dusting, bagging—all of these terms refer to inhalation of dangerous chemical substances.  There are over 1,400 common household and commercial products that can be inhaled, many of which can be obtained right at home or at hardware or convenience stores. How It’s Done Huffing involves soaking a rag Read More

Binge-Eating Teens Have Increased Risk for Drug Use

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospitals have uncovered a link between binge-eating teens as well as overeaters and an increased risk of drug use, as reported in an article on  Binge eating is classified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM) IV as “eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g. Read More