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Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil reverses brain damage in adolescent rats exposed to binge drinking, finds study

March 16, 2018   0 Comments

Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil reverses brain damage in adolescent rats exposed to binge drinking, finds study

Scientific evidence shows that exposure to neurotoxins during adolescence, especially due to alcohol use, causes long-lasting structural and genetic changes in the brain. Much of the research has focused on the hippocampus, a brain region primarily associated with memory and learning. Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can cause lasting impairments to learning, memory and attention.
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Cooperative learning can reduce alcohol use among middle school students, suggest researchers

January 25, 2018   0 Comments

Cooperative learning can reduce alcohol use among middle school students, suggest researchers

Cooperative learning (CL) is an instructional method in which students are divided into small groups to work on common tasks. In some situations, each student is individually responsible for a portion of the task, while in others, the entire group works together without formal roles being assigned. A vast body of research has found that
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Adolescent boys with body image issues at risk of abusing alcohol and drugs

October 6, 2017   0 Comments

Negative health outcomes resulting from poor self-perception of body image are typically associated with adolescent girls. Adverse impacts include eating disorders, depression, low self-esteem and suicidal tendencies. However, a recent study, published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse in February 2017, found that the negative outcomes are not restricted to adolescent girls
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American teens living by the “no sex, dating and alcohol” mantra

September 20, 2017   0 Comments

Going out for a “drink with the boys” is no longer cool for American teens, neither is driving around town accompanied by dates. Instead, they are giving themselves time to grow up and consciously delaying activities which are considered typically “adult.” These are some of the findings of a new study published in the journal
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Utah all set to become first US state to lower DUI blood alcohol content limit to 0.05

March 22, 2017   0 Comments

Driving under influence (DUI) is treated as a serious offense, as it jeopardizes the person behind the wheel as well as the others on the street. In the wake of the perils of drunk driving, the state of Utah is considering a bill to lower the blood alcohol content (BAC) for drivers from the existing
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Teaching teens about responsible drinking

December 9, 2015   0 Comments

As adolescents grow older, one major lesson that they must learn is to become responsible for their own actions. When it comes to practicing safe and responsible behavior in regards to drinking – it takes two. While parents must uphold a conscientious standard for their offspring to follow, teens need to understand that there are
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Case study: studies of the adolescent brain may predict future alcohol abuse

April 14, 2015   0 Comments

An important collection of brain studies produced by Georgetown University in collaboration with University of Maryland and funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) demonstrates how brain imaging continues to be at the center of progress in identifying and predicting substance use behaviors. The studies, referred to as the Adolescent Development
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Alcohol ads: How do they affect teen behavior?

March 20, 2015   0 Comments

alcohol ads and adolescents

Parents often worry over what kind of things their children are learning from the TV programs they watch. Many parents will even monitor the shows their kids watch in an effort to protect them. This is commendable but the question should be asked how many parents are trying to protect their children from advertisements? Those
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Drinking to forget: why blackouts should be avoided and not celebrated

February 13, 2015   0 Comments

Most people are familiar with the term ‘blackout’ when used to describe memory loss following the ingestion of an excessive amount of alcohol, usually over a fairly short period of time. The drinker fails to remember conversation or actions that occurred while they were intoxicated, even when reminded by other people. Alcohol induced blackouts affect
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