Alcoholism News

Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in College

January 17th, 2014
Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in CollegeA new study finds that heavy drinking in college may worsen post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms over time. Researchers estimate that 9 percent of college student ...

Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported

January 9th, 2014
Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported A new study finds a flaw in the method by which mental health disorders have been tracked, leading to a miscalculation of the prevalence ...

Rates of Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use Far Higher in Severely Mentally ill

January 3rd, 2014
Rates of Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use Far Higher in Severely Mentally ill  New research has found that rates of smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among people who have psychotic disorders than ...

Alcohol Leaves Its Mark on Young People’s DNA

January 2nd, 2014
Alcohol Leaves Its Mark on Young People's DNA A new study analyzing the effects of weekend drinking among college students has found that oxidative damage on the lipids comprising cell membranes and its genetic material ...

Some Women Drinkers More Susceptible to Liver Disease

December 17th, 2013
Some Women Drinkers More Susceptible to Liver Disease  While moderate use of alcohol is generally believed to an innocuous or even health-enhancing activity, experts warn that even mild use of alcohol may place some ...

Spotlighting Dopamine to Probe Alcohol Addiction

December 17th, 2013
Spotlighting Dopamine to Probe Alcohol Addiction A new technology called optogenetics is helping researchers gain a better understanding of the neurochemical basis of addiction. Optogenetics allows researchers to control the activity of specific populations of brain ...

Canadian Teens Favoring OTC, Prescription Drugs Over Drinking & Smoking

December 13th, 2013
Canadian Teens Favoring OTC, Prescription Drugs Over Drinking & SmokingNew Canadian research implies a shift in substance use among middle and high school students as alcohol consumption and smoking are at an all-time low. However, ...

Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder

December 2nd, 2013
Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder New research from Spain suggests that the gene NTRK3 may be a factor in panic disorder, which is often accompanied by other conditions such as depression or ...

Spousal Drinking Habits Should Match for Stronger Marriage

November 22nd, 2013
Spousal Drinking Habits Should Match for Stronger Marriage New research suggests marital harmony does not really depend on how much you drink; rather, a more important factor is how much your spouse drinks also. In ...

Spirituality Improves Outcomes for Teens in Rehab

November 15th, 2013
Spirituality Improves Outcomes for Teens in Rehab Emerging research finds that spirituality helps teens in treatment for substance abuse. Researchers from The University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and Baylor University determined increased spiritual ...