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National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too, Study Suggests

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For several years, the national spotlight has shone on the need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses.…
Monkeys like alcohol at low concentrations, but probably not due to the calories

October 2, 2019

Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to…
Scientists created an artificial tongue to identify counterfeit whisky

August 27, 2019

Counterfeit products are hurting everyone. They are hurting economy, they are hurting actual owners of the brands and…
What’s driving more women to drink?

August 21, 2019

More women are drinking alcohol and an Iowa State University research team is working to understand why. Not…
Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

August 20, 2019

As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States,…
Youth drug use trends will compel primary care physicians to keep up

June 14, 2019

The times are changing, and so are drug and alcohol use trends among American youth. These shifts in…
Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences

May 23, 2019

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according…
Analyzing data from more than 400,000 people, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week — an amount deemed healthy by current guidelines — increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent. Image credit: U.S. Air Force, Sahara. L. Fales / Public Domain
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes

May 20, 2019

New clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that increasing the intensity of treatment for…
‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

May 20, 2019

People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to…
Doctors have such a stressful job that they often turn to alcohol

May 17, 2019

There are very little jobs as stressful as being a doctor. Long working hours, huge cost of a…
It is not just the young who are pre-drinking – older people do that too

May 14, 2019

Pre-drinking, which is nothing more than just drinking before going drinking, is not a good behaviour. It operates…
Early Hearing Loss May Mean Higher Risk of Drug and Alcohol Issues

April 2, 2019

People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers…
Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems

March 21, 2019

New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher…
Study shows power of supportive care for alcohol addiction

March 19, 2019

When it comes to treating addiction, why not ask the people using the substance what would be most…
NIH-funded rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and adult anxiety

March 14, 2019

New preclinical research in rats has identified a link between adolescent alcohol exposure and specific molecular changes in…
Moderate Alcohol Intake Associated with Less Chronic Pain, Depression

March 7, 2019

Many people jokingly refer to their occasional glass of wine after work as medicine. A new study hints…
NIH study of brain energy patterns provides new insights into alcohol effects

March 6, 2019

Assessing the patterns of energy use and neuronal activity simultaneously in the human brain improves our understanding of…
Drinking in pregnancy could affect children’s mental health

March 6, 2019

The study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, was carried out by the University’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) part…
Drinking during pregnancy leads to mental illness in children

March 2, 2019

Drinking is not good for your body and health and you know it. Everyone knows it at this…
Age-old debate settled – people in colder and darker countries do drink more

March 1, 2019

Alcohol consumption is one of the major concerns of healthcare systems. People drink and it leads to all…
Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?

March 1, 2019

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the…
Study finds women seek and resist help for alcoholism in different ways than men

February 28, 2019

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that women are less likely to get help for…
Why Shame Keeps Patients from Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

February 21, 2019

Patients diagnosed with an alcohol-related liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis may feel an unexpected complication: shame. That’s because friends, family members and…
Binge drinking: Tampering with the Brakes

February 19, 2019

We’ve all seen these people. Maybe at one point in time we’ve actually been these people: messy, falling-down…
Doctors Are Seeing More Alcoholic Liver Disease in Young Adults

January 24, 2019

As the craft beer, spirits and “mommy juice” wine cultures surge, doctors across the country are seeing a…
Liver Transplants Double for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

January 24, 2019

The proportion of U.S. liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) has doubled in the last 15 years,…
Many Patients Diagnosed with ALD Struggle to Quit Drinking

January 22, 2019

When patients are diagnosed with alcoholic liver disease (ALD), doctors instruct them to abstain from drinking. Abstinence improves…
Genetic risks play part in fetal alcohol syndrome

January 21, 2019

A study of 84 twin/sibling pairs exposed to alcohol in utero shows that two fetuses exposed to identical levels of alcohol…
The shifting age of peak binge drinking

January 21, 2019

Young adults in the U.S. are engaging in binge drinking later into their 20s, according to a recent…
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

January 17, 2019

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or…
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