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The New York Times reported that recent research suggests that alcoholic drinks mixed with diet soda are absorbed at a faster rate than those mixed with sugared drinks. As a result, artificial sweeteners can speed inebriation as compared with sugar-sweetened drinks.
The umbrella term FASD includes a diverse set of mental and behavioral phenotypes that are often misdiagnosed and ill-treated, causing families to endure undue social and financial costs. Furthermore, undiagnosed/misdiagnosed individuals often have a high recidivism rate in
An article published in USA Today reports that drug and alcohol users can have healthy pregnancies if they are treated early in the pregnancy. Early screening for alcohol, drug and tobacco use and abuse was the approach to care at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, where the study was conducted.
Janet E. Huggins, Ph.D., Therese Grant, Ph.D., Kieran O’Malley, M.B., D.A.B.P.N. & Ann P. Streissguth, Ph.D. from the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington have published an article on the risks of suicide among persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2008 (VOLUME 11 - NUMBER 2) edition of Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities.
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In 2006, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) published the Five-Year Strategic Plan, The NIAAA Strategic Plan for Research. The Five-Year Plan introduces a new organizing principle for alcohol research studies: A Lifespan Perspective.
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Mother"s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 11 this year. To give greater emphasis to the importance for women to abstain from drinking or taking drugs during pregnancy, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has declared the entire week, beginning on Mother"s Day and continuing through May 17, 2008 to be You can find out more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other Drug Related Birth Defects by visiting SAMHSA"s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.