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Texas Addiction Trends

Recent studies paint a mixed picture of addiction trends in Texas. By many measures, the Lone Star State fares better than the rest of the nation, trailing the national averages and its surrounding states in illicit drug use and overdoses. But there are some troubling measures in the statistics, too — specifically in the significant increase in overdose deaths over the last two decades.

Alcohol Use on TV

TV addiction

TV viewing might be more prevalent today than ever before. There’s a vast number of cable and streaming channels, and people can now watch shows on laptops, phones, tablets and, yes, television sets. With all of those platforms comes a great deal of exposure to alcohol consumption. Sometimes TV realistically explores the consequences of drinking. […]

Do Negative Childhood Experiences Increase the Chances of Addiction in Adulthood?

Negative child experience

Is drug addiction the result of childhood experiences? One researcher thinks it could be. Dr. Daniel Sumrok from the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has examined the link between childhood experiences and substance abuse — and the results are surprising. What Are Adverse Childhood Experiences? Someone with […]