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Alcoholism Issues
Smartphone App Now Recognizes Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

( - With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

Dec 6, 2017 - 12:09:25 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Study Shows Lithium Chloride Blunts Brain Damage Linked to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

( - A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:49:17 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Movies Wield Powerful Influence on Drinking Habits of 10- to 15-Year-Olds

( - Early adolescence is a high-risk period for alcohol experimentation and initiation. Adolescent drinking is linked to exposure to alcohol use in the media.

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:04:29 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems

( - Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service.

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:57:22 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption

( - With the end of the year approaching, it is the season of festivities.

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:50:25 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Early Adolescent Drinking Increases Risk of Problem Drinking by Age 17

( - Early-age drinking is common in many western nations; for example, 54 percent of Australian 14- to 19-year olds have reported past-year alcohol use.

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:12:05 AM

Alcoholism Issues
5 Sicknesses Related To Heavy Drinking

( - My dad losing his best friend to cirrhosis of the liver as a result of too much drinking, it was one event that changed my perception about drinking.

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:11:58 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Ibuprofen May Block Damage From Fetal-Alcohol Exposure

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests.

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:00:20 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Human Genetic Variation Influences Alcohol’s Sedating and Stimulating
( - Although estimates vary, scientists believe that 50 to 64 percent of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is inherited.
Nov 14, 2017 - 10:53:38 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Simple Blood Test Identifies Critically Ill Patients Who Misuse Alcohol, Study Finds

( - MAYWOOD, IL –  A simple blood test for a compound called PEth can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, a study has found.

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:40:47 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Energy Drinks Influence Alcohol-Induced Body Imbalance

( - Heavy drinking impairs balance and motor coordination, which is why increased body sway is a useful indicator to both police and bartenders that a person may be intoxicated.

Nov 8, 2017 - 10:52:19 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Marijuana and Alcohol Negatively Impact Lifetime Achievement in Young Adults

( - Atlanta, GA,
– New research examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.

Nov 6, 2017 - 11:01:49 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Early Age of Drinking Leads to Neurocognitive and Neuropsychological Damage

( - Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years.

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:38:49 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Drinking During Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Taboo, Tolerated, and Treasured

( - The etiology (i.e., underlying causes) of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood.

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:32:06 AM

Alcoholism Issues
There Is No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, New Study Shows

(  - BINGHAMTON, NY- Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:45:02 AM

Alcoholism Issues
A Lower Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit of .05 Could Save 1,790 Lives Per Year in the United States

( - In every U.S. state, it is illegal for adults to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or greater.

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:06:35 AM

Alcoholism Issues
The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

( - Washington, D.C. – Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:32:29 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Beer Brands Popular Among Youth Contravene Industry’s Voluntary Advertising Code

( - Although alcohol is a legal substance for adults age 21 or older, it is the leading
illicit substance used by underage American youth.

Oct 5, 2017 - 10:53:06 AM

Alcoholism Issues
A Lack of Weekend Drinking Intentions Leads to Excess

( - Friday and Saturday nights seem to be the universal nights for partying. They are the peak times for heavy drinking by young adults, often beyond what is considered heavy episodic drinking (HED) – five or more drinks per occasion for men, four or more for women.

Oct 3, 2017 - 12:30:19 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

( - In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:33:54 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Immune System Linked to Alcohol Drinking Behavior

( - Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.

Sep 15, 2017 - 10:16:15 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Genetics and Ethnicity Can Influence Pathway between Early Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders

( - Studies have shown that an early age of drinking initiation (ADI) increases the chance of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:55:35 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Younger Mothers Are More Likely to Engage in Risky Drinking During and After Pregnancy

( - People tend to adjust behaviors across their lifespans as they adopt new roles – such as marriage or parenting – that are incompatible with prior behaviors.

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:06:27 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Potential Target for Alcohol Liver Disease

( - BOSTON – Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease.

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:26:57 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Risk for Regretted Sex Heightened Among Women High in Alcohol Sensitivity

( - Heavy drinking can have a number of negative consequences, including sex that is later regretted.

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:09:59 PM

Alcoholism Issues
How Do People Decide: Should I Go, Stay, Drink?

( - Many studies of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) use tasks that involve monetary rewards or losses to examine individual decision-making vis-à-vis alcohol and other substance use.

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:44:16 PM

Alcoholism Issues
First Secondhand Smoke, Now Secondhand Harm From Drinking

( - It’s no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as “secondhand harm” that is caused by intoxicated people:

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:22:23 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Parents Have Critical Role in Preventing Teen Drinking

( - Fewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie school students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers.

Jul 21, 2017 - 1:05:51 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Why Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increase the Likelihood of Addiction?

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life.

Jul 7, 2017 - 2:21:04 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Which Bar Patrons Underestimate Their Inebriation the Most?

( - Prior research suggests that college students, males, and people drinking alcohol at restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are at particularly high risk for driving after drinking.

Jul 7, 2017 - 10:05:34 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Marijuana-Positive Drivers Increasing, Alcohol-Positive Drivers Decreasing

( - In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers.

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:43:06 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Not Everyone Who Drinks Too Much Has an Alcohol Use Disorder … but Maybe You Do

( - Alcohol use exists on a spectrum, ranging from abstinence to low-risk to hazardous use, to abuse.

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:38:07 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Heavy-Drinking Mothers Linked to Their Child’s Path Toward the Justice System

( - This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:35:06 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Complex Links Between Latino Acculturation and Drinking

( - “Acculturation” occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the beliefs and behaviors of another group.

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:54:58 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Drinking During Adolescence Can Alter Brain Cell Nerve Growth

( - The developmental period from adolescence to adulthood is accompanied by a greater vulnerability to addictions – including alcohol use disorders – than is seen in other periods of life.

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:44:55 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Getting Drunk at Early Age to Increased Risk of Premature Death

( - People who first became intoxicated as young teens have a greater risk of dying prematurely than those who first became drunk later in adolescence or not at all

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:07:49 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Naltrexone: Injectable or Oral?

( - Medications can help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. One medication that can reduce alcohol craving and help promote recovery is naltrexone....

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:08:12 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Even Moderate Drinking Might be Bad for Your Brain

( - Binge and excessive drinking almost always get a bad rap—and for good reason.

Jun 8, 2017 - 11:56:14 AM

Alcoholism Issues
Parents--Talk With Your High School Graduates About Celebrating Safely

( - Graduation…Graduation is a time to celebrate. But before your high school seniors begin their parties, take the time to talk with them about keeping events alcohol-free—it just may save a life.

May 30, 2017 - 1:15:45 PM

Alcoholism Issues
Parents--Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely

, May 25, 2017 -- Graduation…Graduation is a time to celebrate. But before your high school seniors begin their parties, take the time to talk with them about keeping events alcohol-free—it just may save a life.

May 26, 2017 - 7:38:24 AM

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