Genetic Links Between Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders

In a new report published in Nature Neuroscience consisting of over 50,000 case studies analyzed by a large group of scientists internationally have possibly found a link between genetic disposition leading to high risk of alcoholism and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia and depression. The study’s senior author Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D., a professor of…

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Alcohol Deaths On The Rise

While media attention centers on the ‘opioid epidemic’, it’s obscured another addiction that is claiming an increasing number of lives. Alcohol kills more people than overdoses of opioids through both accidents while under the influence and health effects of prolonged alcohol use such as cirrhosis, cancer, pancreatitis and suicide. The increase of alcohol related deaths…

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Dual Diagnoses Make Treatment Tricky at South Florida Drug Rehab in Ft Lauderdale and Across The Nation

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Dual-Diagnosis) a dual diagnosis, also sometimes known as a comorbidity or a co-occurring disorder are incredibly common in people who struggle with an addiction to a drug or alcohol. A co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis is confirmed when someone struggling with addiction also suffers, concurrently, from a…

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