Alcohol Addiction INFO CENTER

Quit Smoking Rx Helped Heavy Drinkers

A prescription used to help people quit smoking may also help people with alcohol dependence. The medication had side effects, but the benefits may outweigh the negatives.

Having “The Talk” with Teens

Parents may feel that what they say to their kids goes in one ear and out the other. But parents may have more influence than they think when it comes to talking with their teens about alcohol and drug use.

Kids Seeing More Drinking in Movies

Movie characters haven’t been smoking on the silver screen nearly as much as they used to. They have been drinking beer though, and more and more of it every year.

Embargoed until 5/17@4pmCST*Pints Before Puberty Makes Risky Adults

Teens that start drinking before their bodies finish developing may wind up with a few bad drinking habits later in life. It’s no wonder there are laws prohibiting teens from drinking.

Smoke Makes Boozers Cloudy

Smoking can make people look like an older person, but can it make people think like an older person? Alcoholics that also smoke may be prematurely aging their brains.  

College Girls Out-Boozing Boys

Men and women are equal at many tasks, but drinking may not be among them. Too many college girls have been trying to keep up with the boys when it comes to drinking.

Too Many Pregnant Teens Using

Substance abuse is a serious issue for any teen girl, but if that girl is pregnant, the problem is exponentially greater. Extra support might be necessary to help pregnant teens get sober.

Doctors to Screen for Alcohol Misuse

During routine visits to a primary care doctor, adults may be asked about their drinking habits. There’s no need to feel singled out; the questions will be asked of everyone.

Texting, Driving Teens Take More Risks

The dangers of texting and driving have been well established, especially for less experienced drivers. But teens who admit to texting while driving may be taking other risks as well.

Boozing to Manage Mood

Using alcohol to cope with symptoms of a mental health issue can result in alcohol dependence. Short-term alcohol dependence can easily turn into long-term dependence.