‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it

This article debunks the commonly held belief that young people will be safer and better adjusted if allowed alcohol by parents in a controlled environment. It not only outlines the increase in teen binge drinking which is more likely under this style of parenting, but also the increased incidence of alcoholism later in life and [...]

By |2019-04-11T10:05:55+10:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Set of Neurons Urges Constant Drinking

If you can't control the urge to drink, there is a set of neurons to be blamed. Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two and so on. The discovery could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions, researchers from the Texas [...]

What Causes Bipolar Disorder? Aside from Genes, These Are The Things Most Likely To Increase Your Risk

pixshark.com The thought of developing bipolar disorder seemingly out of nowhere can be scary. Also known as manic-depressive illness, the disease can be severe and life-changing. Drastic changes in mood, including lows that leave you unable to function and highs that remove you from reality, can make it nearly impossible to make it [...]

Balinese Welcome Boycott by ‘Boganaires’

Those who party hard and ugly in Bali could be partying hard in Engadine or St Kilda, except the drinks are cheaper and the waiters are too gentle to tell you to rack off (an expression from my youth, sadly not used much today.) It's a kind of bullying, on an international scale, where those [...]

On Thin ‘Ice’: Alcohol is the True Epidemic

Are we in the midst of an ice epidemic? Was the Prime Minister correct to say, when launching the National Ice Taskforce, that ice (methamphetamine) is our “worst drug problem” that it’s a “pernicious and evil” drug, and is “far more addictive than any other illicit drug”? Or is this another cycle of drug alarm [...]

By |2020-10-30T17:46:22+11:00April 24th, 2015|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Beyond the Drinker: Alcohol Harms Unrelenting

A new study has revealed that almost two thirds of people identified as being harmed by the drinking of others in a 2008 survey, were still being harmed three years later. And it’s not your age, gender or the number of times that you go out that is most likely to determine whether you are [...]

Parents May Be Putting Their Children On A Path To Drinking

• Parents are the largest supplier of alcohol to under 18s • Teens three times more likely to drink full serves if parents supply Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in early adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at age 16 as children in families that do not supply [...]

Pornography addiction leads to same brain activity as alcoholism or drug abuse

People who are addicted to pornography show similar brain activity to alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed. MRI scans of test subjects who admitted to compulsive pornography use showed that the reward centres of the brain reacted to seeing explicit material in the same way as an alcoholic’s might on seeing a drinks [...]

Just a taste of beer might hook you, study says

The study found that a beer's flavor alone, without any effect from alcohol, can lead the brain to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure and reward. It is also associated with drinking and drug abuse. Previous research suggests that sensory cues (smells and tastes) associated with drug intoxication can provoke dopamine transmission. Researchers from [...]

Social media condemned for alcohol marketing

AUSTRALIA'S peak medical body has censured the social media giant Facebook for allowing alcohol companies to target children. The Australian Medical Association released its report yesterday into the alcohol industry's growing profile in social media circles. Within hours of the release of the report, Facebook representatives sought a meeting with the association to discuss their [...]

By |2012-09-21T15:55:50+10:00September 20th, 2012|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |1 Comment