Could Stem Cell Therapy Be Used to Treat Alcohol Addiction?

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You have probably heard about stem cells and their healing properties. The stem cell lives in human tissue and can regenerate itself. There is a growing body of evidence that stem cells can heal. Scientists are still researching, but they have found the healing properties of stem cells in bone marrow particularly effective for transplants; … Read More

At-Risk Drinking in America: What the Stats Reveal

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At-risk drinking in America is on the rise. In fact, there are statistics that empirically show that at-risk drinking is prevalent in almost half of Americans and risky drinking behavior is not showing any signs of being a passing phase for those engaging in alcohol misuse. A study conducted by the Boston University School of … Read More

Does Alcohol Abuse Lead to Dementia in Washington State?

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In February 2018, the Washington State alcohol rehab community heard the news that a recent study appears to reveal a link between alcohol use disorder and an increased risk of dementia. While more research needs to be done to understand the links between these two disorders, it is a startling and groundbreaking initial piece of … Read More

Will This Drug Help Lessen the Impact of Teen Binge Drinking in Seattle?

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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), there is a strong connection between binge drinking in adolescence and alcoholism in adulthood. Adolescence is a time of stretching boundaries; few teenagers worry that their behavior will lead to problems down the road. Now science might have found a drug that will help … Read More

Am I an Alcoholic? How to Tell in Washington State

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Regular consumption of alcohol is a socially acceptable practice, marketed as a reward for hard work or a way to relax and enjoy time with friends. However, this blurred line can make it difficult to determine “how much is too much” when it comes to drinking. How can you determine whether you might have a … Read More

Do Drug Addicts In Washington State Really Have Free Will?

There is a highly controversial question constantly on the heels of discussions about addiction. Does addiction rob an addict of his or her free will? This topic is hotly debated among health professionals, scholars, and within the general public. Many believe that addiction is merely addicts' refusal to exercise their free will, while others believe … Read More

What Oregon Residents Should Know about Underage Drinking

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Underage drinking is a widespread problem across the nation, and Oregon is no exception. The consequences of youth drunkenness affect all Oregon residents and often have tragic outcomes.  Underage Drinking in Oregon The statistics on underage drinking in Oregon are shocking, to say the least. According to a study by the Office of Juvenile Justice … Read More

Why Do Alcoholics Drink?

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People of the world drink alcohol for a variety of reasons—as a social lubricant, to relax, peer pressure, or even because they enjoy the taste. For most of these individuals, the reasons they drink, while perhaps not positive ones, will not lead to any harmful consequences. For some, though, despite the reasons why they started, … Read More