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Alcoholism News
August 7, 2020

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Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new ...

Even 'Low-Risk' Drinking Can Be Harmful

It's not just heavy drinking that's a problem -- even consuming alcohol within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalization and death, according to a new ...

Plant Extract Combo May Relieve Hangover Symptoms

A plant extract combination of fruits, leaves, and roots may help to relieve hangover symptoms, reveals new ...

Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption

New research pinpoints a specific neural circuit that when altered caused animal models to drink less ...
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Sweet Coolers a Gateway to Increased Alcohol Consumption

Sweetened alcoholic beverages can promote harmful alcohol consumption among teens, new University of Guelph research ...

Rats' Brain Activity Reveals Their Alcohol Preference

The brain's response to alcohol varies based on individual preferences, according to new research in ...

Early Marriage May Lead to Unsafe Drinking Behavior by Those With Higher Genetic Risk

Getting married early in life may increase the risk of problematic drinking behavior among people who are genetically predisposed to drink ...

Adolescent Exposure to Anesthetics May Cause Alcohol Use Disorder, New Research Shows

Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new ...

Problems With Alcohol? 29 Gene Variants May Explain Why

A genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people has identified 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking, researchers ...

Alcoholics Anonymous Most Effective Path to Alcohol Abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous, the worldwide fellowship of sobriety seekers, is the most effective path to abstinence, according to a comprehensive ...

Weight-Based Bullying Linked to Increased Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new ...

'Women My Age Tend to Drink -- It's Normal'

New research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at high risk levels tend to perceive ...

Alcoholism in the Family Affects How Your Brain Switches Between Active and Resting States

A new study shows that just having a parent with an alcohol use disorder affects how your brain transitions between active and resting states -- regardless of your own drinking ...

Social Media Content Matters for Job Candidates

Job recruiters are less likely to select candidates who appear to be too self-involved or opinionated in their social media posts. The team also found that recruiters are less likely to hire ...

In Mice, Alcohol Dependence Results in Brain-Wide Remodeling of Functional Architecture

Using novel imaging technologies, researchers produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction and abstinence remodel neural physiology and function in ...

College Students Use More Marijuana in States Where It's Legal, but They Binge Drink Less

Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher. A study shows that in states where ...

Marijuana Detected in Homicide Victims Nearly Doubles

Researchers assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent ...

Why Is Drinking in Moderation So Difficult for Some People?

Scientists have identified a specific circuit in the brain that could be targeted to treat compulsive ...

Even Light Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Japan

In a new study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer ...

Distress Tolerance Plays Role in Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Firefighters

A newly published report finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use alcohol it to cope with negative ...

Brain Biomarker Predicts Compulsive Drinking

Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to ...

Mechanism Connects Early Binge Drinking to Adult Behaviors

Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults. Blocking microRNA-137 helps to reverse or the lasting effects ...

Money Spent on Beer Ads Linked to Underage Drinking

Advertising budgets and strategies used by beer companies appear to influence underage drinking, according to new research. The findings show that the amount of money spent on advertising strongly ...

Diverging Trends: Binge Drinking and Depression

Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study. Depressive symptoms among U.S. adolescents have sharply increased since 2012. And for the ...

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