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  • Study Says Children Of Alcoholics Are 85% More Likely To Commit Suicide 4 comments
    May 19, 2014 11:31 AM | about stocks: BICX

    A study recently published by the American Psychological Association showed that people who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol was 85 percent more likely to commit suicide.

    The paper, which came out in the May issue of APA's American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, also revealed that people with divorced parents were 14 percent more likely to take his or her own life.

    The researchers looked into the Department of Health and Human Services' 2001-2002 survey of 43,093 people, 13,753 of which had suffered major depression. Of the latter number, 1,073 attempted suicide.

    Of those who attempted suicide, 46 percent said one or both parents abused alcohol while 25 percent had parents who were divorced.

    Of the full sample, 21 percent of the respondents had a parent who abused alcohol, 16 percent had divorced parents and 2.4 percent attempted suicide.

    The research's lead author, Dana Alonzo, PhD of Columbia University, said the "findings underscore the need for comprehensive client and family assessments by clinicians to identify people in particular need of early interventions."

    "Individuals whose parents were divorced or abused alcohol might be more vulnerable for suicide than those from intact or nonalcoholic households. Prevention and treatment efforts need to target groups that are accurately identified as at risk," she added.

    Interestingly, those who had parents who were both divorced and were heavy drinkers did not show a higher risk of attempted suicides.

    Alonzo and his co-authors said the divorce may have resulted in decreased hostility at home.

    "Or, it may be that children with an alcoholic parent are not as surprised when their parents split up because they have already witnessed so much conflict, so it may not lead to as much confusion and resentment as it might in a better-functioning family," Alonzo said.

    According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 87.6 percent of Americans aged 18 or older said they had drank alcohol at least once in their lifetime. The same 2012 survey showed that 7.1 percent engaged in heavy drinking in the past month.

    Around 17 million Americans are believed to have alcohol use disorder, which includes both alcoholism and harmful drinking. This results in 10 percent of American children living with parents who have alcohol problems.

    Unfortunately, many people with alcohol abuse issues remain untreated amid the presence of new options.

    Healthcare solutions companies like BioCorRx (BICX) have been putting forward innovations in alcohol addiction treatment such as the use of implanted medication.

    Instead of taking naltrexone, which has been proven to block cravings of alcohol, orally, the company offers the medication in pellet form that is implanted under the skin of the patient's lower abdomen.

    The implant allows the patient to curb his cravings for alcohol for at least six months while he undergoes life coaching. According to BioCorRx, anti-addiction medication has been helping patients recover faster and reduce risk of relapse.

    Continuous success of new treatments and medication are seen to address the problem of alcoholism in the long term, in addition to reforms made in the government front.

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  • Len Friedman
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    It disturbs me greatly that I find no mention of researchers looking at the offspring of committed, fulltime drinkers.


    Not very many years ago it was determined that about 70% of manic depressives ("bipolar disease" as it is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association) are addicted to some form or forms of popularly available mood altering drugs, the method of choice being alcohol or the usual array of street drugs such as heroin, opium et al or combinations thereof.


    This should be pointing a finger not only at the parents but also the parents' psychological programming which so often becomes a genetically meaningful component in their children's makeup. In other words, identify a hundred manic depressives and you should expect that 70 out of that hundred are likely alcoholics, druggies or cross-users. Then apply this logic to their offspring and you will have established what may become a meaningful predictor of another layer of social difficulty. Momentum can build.


    For those not in the know, there are more than two MILLION manic depressives at this time! Not to suggest that this is the logical base for BICX to build business around but this treatment is absolutely critical for far more than social drinkers who happen to consume one too many at the cocktail party next door.


    A former relative is bipolar. She is a drug and alcohol addict. Her brother is a fellow user and abuser. They are both on disability, branded "mental incompetents" by the government. Both attempted to kill or maim family members during episodes of rage coupled with substance abuse. They remain loaded canons, supported by our tax dollars with not a shred of proactive anything designed to alleviate pressures.


    Reading articles relative to our company finding acceptance is fine but I'm waiting to see that our implantation procedure is the standard---not just in treatment centers but in psychiatric institutions as well. "Normal" people need no drugs to make life palatable whereas mentally ill crave options that will lift them out of the hellholes in which they live and find unbearable. The high from substance abuse helps them feel more normal, crazy as that may sound.


    This is very upsetting to me. It should be a concern to every one of us for it affects all of us.
    19 May 2014, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • Investor RockieK
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    Sir, can you please clarify your relationship with the company with respect to your comment "our company" and "our implantation procedure."
    19 May 2014, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • Len Friedman
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    Not sure my response posted so pardon me if this should be a duplicate.


    I'm not connected to the company in any way whatsoever, save for holding 20,000 shares carrying a loss of about 38% at present.


    With twenty-two positions, I try to know each company thoroughly so I can trade without concern...adding or diminishing freely as investors will, in search of gains. I think of each as a company I own. Thus, each is "my company."


    I'm glad you asked for it relates directly to how I view this company as a part-owner and also a current believer in both business model and proposed execution.
    19 May 2014, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • Investor RockieK
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    Thanks for the clarification.


    Great attitude!


    Peace and profits.
    20 May 2014, 09:17 AM Reply Like
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