Alcoholism News

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 ...

Almost Half of Homeless Men Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

April 27th, 2014
Almost Half of Homeless Men Have Suffered Traumatic Brain InjuryAlmost half of all homeless men who took part in a new study had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life. The study, ...

Alcohol, Drug Abuse by Parents Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

March 27th, 2014
Alcohol, Drug Abuse by Parents Linked to Arthritis in OffspringNew research suggests a person is significantly more likely to develop adult arthritis if a parent was addicted to alcohol or drugs. University of Toronto researchers examined ...

Addiction Linked to Disruption of ‘Love Hormone’

March 22nd, 2014
Addiction Linked to Disruption of ‘Love Hormone’New research from Australia links addictive behavior, such as drug and alcohol abuse, to the poor development of oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” in early childhood. "We know ...

Kids Tend to Pick Up Parents’ Alcohol, Drug Habits

March 21st, 2014
Is Drug/Alcohol Use an Inheritable Trait? New research suggests that our vices may become habits among our offspring. The study discovered parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are more likely to have children who ...

Researchers Pinpoint Brain’s Decision-Making Network

March 12th, 2014
Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Decision-Making NetworkA researcher at the University of Georgia (UGA) has identified distinct areas of brain activity that are present when making decisions. While people make decisions daily, little is known about what ...

Track Drug Use and High-Risk Behaviors with Twitter

March 3rd, 2014
Track Drug Use and High-Risk Behaviors with Twitter Popular social media sites are being suggested as a new means to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviors. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers believe real-time ...

Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So Much

January 28th, 2014
Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So MuchA new collegiate study finds that alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between partners. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville ...