U.S. Olympian Tests Positive for Steroids

Steroid abuse is most often linked to overly muscular men using the drug to get ahead in sports such as football, baseball, and weightlifting. It may come as a surprise to many that the female U.S. Olympic track star Debbie Dunn has withdrawn from the 4×400 meter relay team after testing positive for steroids. Steroid…

Even Low Doses of Alcohol Disrupt Sleep Patterns

Even low doses of alcohol can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep, according to a new study by Trinity College of Dublin in Ireland. The researchers found moderate drinking reduces the quantity of sleep, while heavy drinking reduces the quality of sleep. The Study The week-long study monitored 33 college students with special…

Can an Herbal Treatment Curb Binge Drinking?

An extract of the Chinese herb kudzu root has been shown to help curb binge drinking, according to a study by Harvard Medical School. The research could prove useful in designing alcoholism rehabilitation programs, particularly for those seeking more natural, holistic treatment strategies. Understanding Binge Drinking Binge drinking is defined as consuming at least 4…

Alcoholism Can Affect Anyone

Drug addiction and alcoholism doesn’t discriminate. Rich or poor, young or old, famous or obscure – substance abuse has been called an equal opportunity destroyer. You may have read studies that present statistics showing women as more susceptible to alcoholism, or drug addiction rates reported higher for certain age groups. While the research is likely…