Is Consuming Energy Drinks a Predictor of Substance Abuse?

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Energy Drinks and Subsequent Drug Abuse A study by the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, University of Maryland School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, found a correlation between energy drink consumption and subsequent drug use during young adulthood. Published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the research showed, “The typical…

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Can Environment Be Responsible for Opioid Addiction?

For more than fifteen years, I have lectured that addiction is determined by one’s genetic vulnerability and environment. Exposure to a drug is necessary, but not sufficient by itself, to cause the disease of addiction–any addiction. Genetics is more of a factor for opioid addiction than it is for most other forms of addiction, but…

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