Opiate Addiction in Teens

A Michigan State University study shows that 14- and 15-year-olds are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a 12-month period after using them extra-medically, or beyond the prescribed amount. The study found that out of about 42,000 respondents, they found that 14- and 15-year-olds were two to three times more…

Sweet Tooth & Alcohol Addiction

There has been a suggestion in existing body of research indicating a linkage between having a sweet tooth and alcoholism. It has been shown that same regions of the brain are implicated in alcohol and substance abuse as they are in consumption of sweet-tasting foods. Using new brain imaging technique called Functional MRI, researchers have…