Alcoholism News

One-Third of Suicides Involve Heavy Alcohol Consumption

June 21st, 2014
One-third of all completed suicides involve heavy use of alcohol before the attempt, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The research is the first to compare alcohol use among victims of suicide with a ...

Exposure to Alcohol Vocabulary Increases Hostility

June 6th, 2014
Exposure to Alcohol Vocabulary Increases Hostility New research shows that exposing people to alcohol-related words can influence aggressive behavior in ways similar to actually consuming alcohol. Investigators found that the aggressive behavior occurred when people ...

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric Disorders

May 31st, 2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric DisordersThe sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to a new ...

Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut Back

May 25th, 2014
Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut BackHomeless alcoholics who received monthly injections of an anti-craving medication experienced fewer cravings and lowered their consumption of alcohol, according to a preliminary study from the University of Washington. Participants ...

Study Finds Safety in Numbers When Drinking

May 23rd, 2014
Study Finds Safety in Numbers When Drinking Researchers have discovered that social drinking as part of a group is less risky than when an individual drinks alone. In the study, psychologists from the University of ...

Alcohol + Energy Drinks = Recipe for Harm

May 21st, 2014
Alcohol + Energy Drinks = Recipe for HarmA popular practice among adolescents and young adults is mixing alcohol with energy drinks (A+ED), and a new Australian study looks at motivations for this dangerous behavior. Researchers discovered young ...

Most ER ‘Super-Frequent Users’ Are Addicts

May 18th, 2014
Most ER ‘Super-Frequent Users’ Are AddictsA new study has found that a majority of “super-frequent users” of hospital emergency rooms are addicted to drugs or alcohol. A patient is considered a super-frequent user if they ...

Single Drinking Binge Can Be Far From Harmless

May 16th, 2014
Single Drinking Binge Can Be Far From HarmlessNew research suggests a single alcohol binge can have significant negative health effects. Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School discovered a single episode of binge drinking ...

Parents’ Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in Offspring

May 7th, 2014
Parents' Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in OffspringPeople who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents ...

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

May 5th, 2014
Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide AttemptsWhen teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school ...