FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Use of stimulants among college students was once thought to be a problem among high achievers seeking energy and focus to study. Not so, according to new research that links misuse of these so-called “study drugs” to binge drinking and marijuana use. TheContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Drug and alcohol abuse increase the risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infection as well as severe illness and death among fully vaccinated people, a new study shows. “First and foremost, vaccination is highly effective for people with substance use disorders, and the overall riskContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Even when genetics and personality are working against you, having a strong network of supportive friends and family may help lower alcoholism risk, researchers say. “Genes play an important role in alcohol use,” stressed Jinni Su, an assistant professor of psychology at ArizonaContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully half of all young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also battle alcohol or drug abuse. And folks with ADHD who have a history of depression or anxiety are particularly vulnerable to substance abuse problems, a new study showed. “PeopleContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) – The coronavirus pandemic has posed significant challenges for many, but it did not appear to drive U.S. preteens and young teens to drugs. Repeated surveys of more than 7,800 10- to 14-year-olds between September 2019 and August 2020 found the overall rate ofContinue Reading