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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

College Students Who Binge Drink Have More Delayed Sleep Timing, Variable Sleep Schedules

June 11, 2015 — A new study suggests that students who initiate and/or continue drinking and engage in binge drinking in college have more delayed sleep timing and more variable sleep ... read more

Sleep Problems and Energy Product Use Associated With Increased Alcohol Use in Teens

June 10, 2015 — A new study suggest sleep problems and energy product use are associated with increased alcohol use in teens, even after controlling for sociodemographics and mental ... read more

Study Explores Reasons Behind Alcohol Abuse in Non-Heterosexual Women

June 1, 2015 — Non-heterosexual women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves may have a higher risk of alcohol abuse, according to a new ... read more

Teen Drinking Countered by Laws That Curb Adult Binge Drinking

June 1, 2015 — A new study reveals that US states with stronger alcohol policies have lower rates of youth overall drinking and binge drinking. The study's results further suggest that the link is largely a ... read more

Raising a Glass to the Holidays: Research Finds Extra Alcohol Sold, Consumed on Holidays

May 21, 2015 — Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. ... read more

Potentially Effective Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction Identified

May 19, 2015 — The first study in the United States of Naltrexone's effect on methamphetamine users has found that this medication, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ... read more

Association Between Teen Sleep Patterns, Alcohol or Marijuana Use

May 18, 2015 — Studying adolescents in Southern California, researchers found that the link between sleep and alcohol/marijuana use was consistent even after controlling for other known risk factors, such as ... read more

Substance Abuse Risk Not Greater in Those Using Medical Marijuana With Prescribed Opioids

May 18, 2015 — Among people who use medical cannabis for chronic pain, those who also take prescription pain medications are not at increased risk for serious alcohol and other drug involvement, according to a ... read more

PartySmart: Could the Infamous 'Hangover' Become Extinct?

May 14, 2015 — It’s a Sunday morning, you didn’t get back home until 3:30am, your head is banging, your throat is sore and to top it off, your mouth is dry. Later the fatigue will kick in, making it impossible ... read more

Can Drinking Alcohol Harm the Child Before the Mother Knows She Is Pregnant?

May 13, 2015 — Alcohol drunk by a mouse in early pregnancy changes the way genes function in the brains of the offspring. The early exposure was also later apparent in the brain structure of the adult offspring. ... read more

Alcohol Treatment Programs Prove Effective in Cutting Reoffending, Study Shows

May 12, 2015 — Offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment programs as part of their sentence are significantly less likely to be charged or reconvicted in the 12 months following their program, a study has shown. ... read more

New Report: First Compilation of Global Addictions

May 11, 2015 — The world's first comprehensive report on global addictions has revealed that Australians smoke less tobacco and drink less alcohol than the British, but Aussies take more illicit ... read more

Brain Protein Linked to Binge-Drinking Behavior

May 11, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking -- ... read more

Keeping Legalized Marijuana out of Hands of Kids

May 4, 2015 — As the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four states and the District of Columbia, legislators and regulators could learn a lot from the successes – and failures – of the tobacco and ... read more

Teens Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol More Likely to Have Alcohol Use Disorder

May 1, 2015 — Teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder, a new study concludes. The team looked at a sample ... read more

Halving of Alcohol-Fueled Car Crashes Since Mid-1980s Boosted US Economy by $20 Billion

Apr. 29, 2015 — The halving of alcohol-fueled car crashes since the mid-1980s boosted US economic output by $20 billion, increased national income by $6.5 billion, and created 215,000 jobs in 2010, reveals an ... read more

Risks from Excessive Drinking: Social and Psychological Issues Trump Physical Hazards

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study involving some 40,000 people indicates that social and psychological problems caused by drinking generally trump physically hazardous drinking behaviors when it comes to overall mortality ... read more

Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Apr. 27, 2015 — Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team that used a rodent model as a ... read more

Death Rate from Alcohol, Drug Misuse in Former Prisoners Alarmingly High

Apr. 21, 2015 — Alcohol and drug misuse are responsible for around a third of all deaths in former male prisoners and half in female ex-prisoners, a new study of almost 48000 ex-prisoners has found. Moreover, the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — As a strategy to decrease road accidents caused under the influence of alcohol, a group of young students has developed an automotive safety system that detects the alcohol blood level of a potential ... read more

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