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Energy drinks cause problems for some

By Dinah Voyles Pulver

Kids Drinking Energy DrinksTempting promises lure buyers from the attractive cans of energy drinks on convenience store shelves: power, energy, endurance.

In a fast-paced lifestyle, where teens and adults alike often rush from one thing to another, those promises boosted energy drinks to wild popularity over the past decade, with sales rising more than 200 percent. However, a new report from the National Institutes of Health indicates emergency room visits related to the highly caffeinated drinks — often for rapid heartbeat and other side effects — also soared.

There’s no doubt the popularity of the drinks is rising, said Dr. Peter Springer, director of the emergency department at Halifax Health.

“Just talking to the younger adults, even high school kids, that’s their big deal,” Springer said. “They’re not eating lunch and they’re substituting these drinks.”

Full story at News Journal

Five secret truths about alcoholics and addicts

Auburn Pub

Secrets About Alcoholics and AddictsYou’d be surprised at the secrets addicts and alcoholics keep. Some are hard to comprehend, others downright dangerous. Here are five of the most common ones:

Addicts and alcoholics are profoundly ashamed.

Ashamed of what they have done. Ashamed of what they have neglected to do. They can’t believe they sat there in that bar, crack house or heroin den all night when they should have been at their kid’s birthday party. Hell, there isn’t even money left to buy a present. No one judges the addict as severely as they themselves do. They remember the lying, cheating and stealing. Many live with the shame of having sold their body and soul to all comers for one more hit. Total strangers. Unwashed. Unbelievable. Remembering all this can actually be a good thing. Because who wants to return to such a miserable existence? Both treatment and the 12 steps help deal with shame that, if left unattended, can drive a relapse. Sure, I’ve had plenty of clients with nary a drop of shame. They are the ones who really worry me. They come into treatment, do their time and leave unchanged. A little shame can be a good thing. It speaks volumes about morals and values.

They’re in recovery.

Full story at Auburn Pub

Steven Tyler: Substance abuse ‘not the issue’

By Inside Track

Steven Tyler Substance AbuseBruised and battered Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler yesterday insisted that his fall in a hotel shower in Paraguay was not accompanied by a fall off the wagon!

“It’s not the issue,” said Tyler during a call into Matt Lauer yesterday morning on “Today” from Buenos Aires.

“People thinking that is natural and normal, it still bothers me,” said the “American Idol” judge, who went public a few months ago about tripping on his 12 steps. “But it’s something I have to deal with for the rest of my life.

“We flew last night from Paraguay after that incident and (now) we’re in Argentina for two hours. And anyone knows anyone who uses substances wouldn’t be up at this hour having a talk with Matt Lauer and the rest of America.

Full story at Boston Herald

Should High School Athletes Be Tested for Drug Use?

By Keith Ablow

High School Athlete Drug TestSooner or later, we need to respond to the fact that we have an epidemic of substance abuse that is taking a real toll on the lives of young people in America. 

These are not, by the way, only inner city or impoverished teens who wish to escape the realities of economic or social hardships. They are also suburban young men and women with every opportunity and resource. And they are not using only alcohol and marijuana (although these would be concerning enough).

They are snorting heroin, which is now plentiful in every single community in America. They are grinding up and snorting Adderall, the medication used to treat attention deficit disorder. They are taking prescription drugs bought on the streets or stolen from their parents—medications like Klonopin and Percocet. They are sniffing household cleaning supplies and aerosol products. They are buying and using products like Salvia from the Internet. They are doing anything and everything they can to get high. They are hooked.

Full story at Fix News