Alcoholism News

Addiction Starts With Overcorrection in the Brain

July 5th, 2014
New research suggests that the process of a brain becoming addicted is similar to a driver overcorrecting a vehicle. When drugs and alcohol release unnaturally high levels of dopamine in the brain’s pleasure system, oxidative stress occurs in the brain, according to scientists ...

Alcohol Disorders More Likely to Push Women Off Career Ladder

July 2nd, 2014
A new study reviewed the relationship between occupation and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in workers during early adulthood to middle age, and the news for women in particular should give pause. Investigators focused on the "substantive complexity" of work as an indicator of ...

Homeless Alcoholics Typically Begin Drinking as Children

June 29th, 2014
A new study has found that homeless alcoholics typically began drinking as children. According to study author Dr. Ryan McCormack of New York University School of Medicine in New York, N.Y., 100 percent of the patients enrolled in the study at Bellevue Hospital ...

Heavy Alcohol Use Tied to 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults

June 28th, 2014
Excessive alcohol use is linked to one in 10 deaths among adults ages 20 to 64 years of age in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death ...

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 ...