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Developmental changes in the brain may influence how often adolescents get drunk

December 31, 2019

A new study led by researchers at King’s College London has found that adolescents with particular patterns of…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure

January 7, 2019

A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue…
How ‘Dry January’ Benefits Your Mind and Body

January 3, 2019

A month without alcohol offers a chance to examine drinking habits and recuperate from the damaging effects of…
Reducing drinking could help with smoking cessation, research finds

December 28, 2018

If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on…
Introverts experience more hangxiety after a night of drinking with friends

December 21, 2018

People drink more on holidays. They want to have more fun and it is a good opportunity to…
The way to determine alcohol use disorders must change

December 5, 2018

By even the broadest of definitions, psychology researchers at the University of Missouri say the current methods for…
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Young people don’t drink as much as they used to

October 12, 2018

You‘ve been told that drinking alcohol is bad for you many times. You‘ve probably seen how it can…
Even light drinking increases risk of death

October 8, 2018

Drinking a daily glass of wine for health reasons may not be so healthy after all, suggests a…
Middle-age drinkers don’t consider alcohol when thinking about their health

October 3, 2018

Pretty much everyone knows that drinking has severe negative health effects – that is not a surprise to…
Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some

September 26, 2018

Some heavy drinkers suffer intense withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking — some, less so.  A…
Health warnings rarely worry middle-aged moderate drinkers

September 24, 2018

Middle-aged drinkers (30–65 year olds), who consume low-levels of alcohol, have either minor or non-existent concerns about the…
Young people are not bragging about drinking, but their posts on social media are still not great

July 31, 2018

Older people like to bash youth for partying and drinking too much. And we have to admit –…
Raspberry Pi: Barbot 4 – the bartending Grandfather clock

February 6, 2018

Meet Barbot 4, the drink-dispensing Grandfather clock who knows when it’s time to party. The first introduction to…
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