Registration opens for 2019 National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day

Registration is now open for the 12th annual National Drugs&Alcohol Chat Day, a live web chat between high school teenagers and addiction and mental health scientists. Chat Day will be held on January 24, during  National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which runs from January 22 –27, 2019. Registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to the first 100 high schools that sign up.
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Ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1991, I’ve struggled with my weight. At that time, I weighed 125 and was prescribed lithium to control my highs and lows. The drug worked, but it and other psychotropic drugs contributed to a 20-pound weight gain. Then, as the years went by, I gained the weight that comes with aging. By 40, I weighed about 180. On a 5’3″ frame, this was a lot to carry. I gained even more weight when I struggled with breast cancer in my late 40s and 50s. At 56, I weighed a cool 188 with no clothes on. Recently, I gained even more (I contribute this gain to simply overindu...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anorexia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Parenting Personal Adolescence Diet Food Addiction Lithium Weight Gain Source Type: blogs
AbstractVictims of bullying are more likely to engage in addictive behaviors and experience mental health problems. However, the pathway by which bullying victimization and mental health problems predict engagement in multiple addictive behaviors remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to compare two mediation models in their prediction of engagement in multiple addictive behaviors. Survey responses were collected from 6641 high-school students aged 12 to 19. Measures include frequency of bullying victimization, past month use of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, past year gambling, and the presence of anxiety, depress...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Scientists from Imperial College London worked with a mental health unit in Bath to help four people who suffered with alcohol addiction, and found psychotherapy and MDMA helped them kick the habit.
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