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  • Alcohol and Older Adults
    Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. In fact, half of Americans ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Having a drink now and then is fine—as long as you don’t overdo it.
  • Alcohol and Your Heart
    Alcohol may have some health benefits, including lowering the risk for heart disease, but it may also lead to abusive drinking and other diseases.
  • Alcohol Use Among Teens Is Epidemic
    The leading substance-abuse threat to children may be as close as your refrigerator. About 10 million adolescents drink alcohol. In fact, minors drink 19 percent of the alcohol consumed in the United States.
  • All About LSD
    LSD, also called acid, is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs.
  • Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous
    Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking, an approach that appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.
  • An Rx for RV Living
    More than a million people have pulled up roots and hit the road full time in recreational vehicles (RVs). If you're thinking of joining them, be sure to consider your health.
  • Anger Can Raise Cholesterol Levels
    There's evidence that people who respond rigidly to anger-provoking events are likely to wind up with significantly elevated levels of heart-damaging cholesterol.
  • Answers to Your Questions About Codependency
    Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition. It affects a person’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships.
  • Are You a Compulsive Shopper?
    Compulsive shoppers generally are people prone toward low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, as well as fantasizing, perfectionism and lack of sufficient social contacts, one expert says.
  • Baby Blues: Mood Swings or More Serious?
    For many women, the "baby blues" pass quickly. For others, the feelings of sadness don't ease and may become worse.
  • Binge Drinking Dangers for Young People
    Binge drinkers are most likely found on college campuses, where many students consider a big game or fraternity party an excuse to drink all weekend.
  • Break Through the Alcoholic's Psychological Defenses
    The most important thing that friends and family can do for an alcoholic is to stop enabling the addictive behavior.
  • Breaking the Habit: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
  • Breaking Yourself Out of a Rut
    A routine isn't necessarily bad; it can be comforting because it adds structure to your life and it isn't stressful. But dissatisfaction may start to gnaw at you and erode your self-esteem if you believe you want something more in your life.
  • Bullies Go High-Tech
    You can now add bullying to the list of things made easier by technology. Bullies use e-mail, instant messaging, and text messaging on cell phones to reach victims.