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No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe in Pregnancy, Study Says

Think sipping on a few measly ounces of alcohol while pregnant is safe? Think again. While media has long given conflicting information about whether or not drinking during pregnancy is safe (“A glass of red wine during your third trimester?” “Sure!”), a new study lends more evidence to the camp…

Is There a Safe Amount of Drinking Over the Holidays?

By Dr. Marc ManseauJustCareUSA With the holiday season upon us, there are many opportunities to drink alcohol. Some are undoubtedly tempted to over-indulge, and people who struggle with alcohol may find this time of year particularly challenging and stressful. But what are the benefits and risks of alcohol? Many people…

Attacking AA as Irrational? That’s Irrational

AA isn’t magic; it’s group support that is highly similar to cognitive behavioral therapy and self-evaluation. its tenets have stood up well over time. Addiction is on everyone’s minds these days, whether alcohol, opioid, street drug or other substance. In our land of plenty, we have turned into a society…

New Alcohol Abuse Drugs Gaining Respect

Do we have a game-changer for treating alcohol abuse? Several new medications, when combined with therapy and support, are enabling some patients to cut back on alcohol intake or have fewer heavy drinking days. Even established alcohol treatment centers are now using these drugs to help patients achieve or maintain…

Slideshow: 5 Must-Reads from 2014

Before we say goodbye to 2014, we’d like to ring in the new year with 5 important stories in case you missed them. These articles go to the heart of our mission to change the conversation about side effects. [metaslider id=5816] In the past year, we looked at long- and…

Should New Alcohol Abuse Drugs Get R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

NEW YORK CITY, NY, September 4, 2014 – MedShadow Foundation, an online patient advocacy resource, today posted New Alcohol Abuse Drugs Gaining Respect, a report highlighting several breakthrough medications that are enabling those with alcohol addiction to cut back on alcohol intake and or have fewer heavy drinking days. An…

Can Alcohol Abuse Drugs Save Lives?

Hell must be freezing over. For years the accepted rule for alcoholics was complete abstinence from any alcohol and from any drugs (that are not critical to health). The rationale for avoiding pain meds and mood elevators/stabilizers was that a thwarted alcohol addiction could crop up as a pain killer addiction,…