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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Study Finds High Prevalence of Incapacitated Rape Among College Women

Nov. 18, 2015 — Some 15 percent of women are raped while incapacitated from alcohol or other drug use during their freshman year at college, according to new ... read more

Alcohol and First Sexual Experience: Risks for Young Women

Oct. 15, 2015 — If a young woman's first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research ... read more

One Step Closer to a New Drug for Alcohol Dependence

Oct. 14, 2015 — Researchers might be one step closer to finding an effective drug for alcohol dependence. In two separate studies, they show that the so-called dopamine stabilizer OSU6162 can reduce the craving ... read more

In Females, Childhood Head Injury Could Lead to Alcohol Abuse Later in Life

Oct. 12, 2015 — Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing alcohol as adults, a new study suggests. The research in mice found that females with a mild ... read more

Sex Is More Likely on Days College Students Use Marijuana or Binge Drink

Oct. 7, 2015 — Undergraduate college students were more likely to have sex on days they used marijuana or binged on alcohol than on days they didn't, new research has ... read more

Should Women Consume Alcohol During Pregnancy?

Oct. 6, 2015 — Experts discuss the evidence and current guidelines on the controversial topic of alcohol consumption during ... read more

Enzyme Malfunction May Be Why Binge Drinking Can Lead to Alcoholism, Study Finds

Oct. 1, 2015 — A malfunctioning enzyme may be a reason that binge drinking increases the odds of alcoholism, according to a study. The scientists identified a previously unsuspected job performed by the enzyme, in ... read more

Study's Message to Recovering Alcoholics: Quit Smoking to Stay Sober

Sep. 30, 2015 — Adult smokers with a history of problem drinking who continue smoking are at a greater risk of relapsing three years later compared with adults who do not smoke. While treatments for alcohol abuse ... read more

Primary Care-Based Addiction Treatment Lowers Substance Dependence in People With HIV

Sep. 29, 2015 — A program that integrates addiction treatment into primary care for patients with or at risk for HIV, has been shown to lower patients' substance dependence and encourage their engagement in ... read more

Early Maturing Girls at Great Risk of Alcohol Abuse Without Close Parental Supervision

Sep. 28, 2015 — Inadequate parental supervision during early adolescence forecasts a host of behavior problems, including problem drinking. A new study reveals that early maturing girls given the most autonomy had ... read more

Legal Drinking Age of 18 Tied to High School Dropout Rate

Sep. 28, 2015 — Although there have been calls to lower the legal drinking age from 21, a new study raises the possibility that it could have the unintended effect of boosting the high school dropout ... read more

Diabetes Medication Could Be Used to Treat Alcohol Dependence

Sep. 25, 2015 — A medication used for diabetes and obesity also could be a valuable tool for the treatment of alcohol dependence, a new study on mice and rats ... read more

Emergency Department Visit Provides Opportunity to Reduce Underage Drinking

Sep. 23, 2015 — Giving youth in the emergency department a short intervention during their visit decreased their alcohol consumption and problems related to drinking over the following year, the results of a ... read more

Around the World, Those Treated for Addiction Far More Likely to Smoke

Sep. 22, 2015 — A review of studies from 20 countries indicates that tobacco use is not addressed in substance abuse treatment programs. The results agree with an earlier review that found that the median smoking ... read more

How Former Problem Drinkers Navigate Social Drinking Situations

Sep. 22, 2015 — A small, qualitative study highlights a wide variety of approaches that former problem drinkers take to determine how and whether to tell people in social situations that they don't ... read more

Substance Abuse Recovery Odds Increase in a Community Setting

Sep. 21, 2015 — Following substance abuse treatment, individuals who live in a collaborative housing setting with community rules and responsibilities have their substance abuse treated more effectively than those ... read more

If Mom or Dad Is a Smoker, Their Teenager Is More Likely to Be a Smoker Too

Sep. 18, 2015 — The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke. Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if a parent is dependent on nicotine, especially ... read more

Harmful Alcohol Use Increases Health Risks in All Countries

Sep. 16, 2015 — Data support the call to increase global awareness of the harmful use of alcohol and the need to further identify and target the modifiable determinants of harmful alcohol use. Authors of a new study ... read more

Chronic Drinking Disrupts Liver's Circadian Clock, Contributes to Alcoholic Liver Disease

Sep. 10, 2015 — Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that ... read more

Drunk, Distracted Drivers Are Double Dangers

Sep. 10, 2015 — An intoxicated driver who is further distracted is an accident waiting to happen. Distractions are just too much to handle safely, even when still within the legal alcohol limits, say researchers. ... read more

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