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March 18, 2011

Does Weight Matter in How Alcohol Affects Me?

I am a 25 year old woman. I know that alcohol affects me more quickly than it does my boyfriend. Is this just because women weigh less than men?
March 15, 2011

Is Red Wine Really Good for My Health?

I don't drink now, but I've heard that red wine is considered good for your heart. What are the risks vs. the benefits of adding this to my diet?
March 12, 2011

Safe Drinking Levels

What is considered a safe level of drinking?
March 10, 2011

Cocaine Dependence

Cocaine Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Cocaine. It is defined by having at least three of the following symptoms in a one-year period:
March 10, 2011

Drug Addiction: Knowing the Signs

What are the signs and symptoms of drug addiction?
March 9, 2011

Sedative-Hypnotic Dependence

Sedative-Hypnotic Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Sedative-Hypnotics.  Sedative-Hypnotics are prescription medications that work in nearly the […]
March 7, 2011

Alcohol Dependence: Medications

Like Asthma or Diabetes, not all Alcohol Dependence can be treated without medications.  Medications are used for two reasons in Alcohol Dependence: To provide a safe […]
March 6, 2011

Benzodiazepine Dependence

Benzodiazepine Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Sedative-Hypnotics.  Sedative-Hypnotics are prescription medications that work in nearly the […]
March 6, 2011

Helping Teens Deal with Peer Pressure

I have a teenage son who has been hanging around with a new group of friends. I've heard that some of them are into drugs. What should I say to help him avoid peer pressure without alienating him in the process? Do you have any suggestions or resources I can look into?