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Loose Connections of Anxiety and Addiction

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Binge drinking and alcoholism affect tens of millions of people throughout the country. While it’s certainly a social…
Ketamine might Help Treat Alcohol Addiction by Weakening Memories Associated with Drinking

November 27, 2019

Ketamine has recently been studied in terms of its antidepressant effects, with fairly promising results, yet some new…
Ketamine could help reduce symptoms of alcoholism

November 26, 2019

Alcoholism is a disease. It is always discussed as a poor health choice and as a harmful habit,…
What leads to compulsive alcohol use? With new experiments into binge drinking, researchers are finally getting answers

November 25, 2019

Occasional binge drinking isn’t uncommon, but about 30 percent of all adults exposed to alcohol go on to…
Ketamine could help men suffering from alcohol use disorder

November 21, 2019

Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating…
When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

November 19, 2019

Not surprisingly, parents with substance use disorders often struggle with parenting and frequently have strained relationships with their…
Money spent on beer ads linked to underage drinking

November 19, 2019

Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research from…
Bacteriophage therapy may ease severity of alcoholic hepatitis

November 15, 2019

A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver…
Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking

November 12, 2019

The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence at the start of Alcohol Awareness Week strengthens the evidence for…
Using both marijuana and alcohol during early pregnancy may increase the likelihood of disrupting fetal development

November 11, 2019

New preclinical research reported in animal models shows that exposure to compounds found in marijuana called cannabinoids (CBs),…
Which came first: brain size or drinking propensity?

October 30, 2019

For years, researchers have observed that alcohol consumption is associated with reduced brain volume and concluded that drinking…
Consuming alcohol leads to epigenetic changes in brain memory centers

October 28, 2019

Triggers in everyday life such as running into a former drinking buddy, walking by a once- familiar bar,…
National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too, Study Suggests

October 18, 2019

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…
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