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May 22, 2015

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Underage Drinkers Most Influenced by Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

Apr. 20, 2015 — Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and the influence of adults, movies or other media as the main reasons for choosing to consume a specific brand of alcohol are more likely to drink more and ... read more

A Bad Buzz: Men With HIV Need Fewer Drinks to Feel Effects

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers compared the number of drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz. They found that HIV-infected men were more sensitive to the effects of alcohol ... read more

Simultaneous Drinking, Smoking Marijuana Increases Odds of Drunk Driving, Other

Apr. 14, 2015 — Marijuana is becoming increasingly permitted in the US for medical and recreational use. A new study look at the relationship between alcohol and simultaneous versus concurrent marijuana use. ... read more

Socially Anxious Youth in Treatment Can Enhance Recovery Through Simple Service Tasks

Apr. 14, 2015 — Often alcoholics and addicts mention a fear of not fitting in, and using alcohol/drugs to alleviate anxiety. A new study looks at youth in treatment who have social anxiety disorder. Almost half of ... read more

Alcohol May Elevate the Expression of Two Enzymes Called CYP2E1, CYP2U1

Apr. 14, 2015 — The prefrontal cortex and amygdala are brain regions that not only referee cognitive functions and emotional states, but also contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol and tobacco. Little is ... read more

Paternal Alcohol Problems, Death from Liver Disease, Signal Offspring Risk for Cirrhosis

Apr. 14, 2015 — While heavy drinking is known to lead to liver cirrhosis, not all heavy drinkers develop the disease. Variation in susceptibility may go beyond quantity of alcohol to also involve genetics, gender, ... read more

Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol Consumption, Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2015 — In rat models, nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence, researchers report. "It's a vicious cycle," said a biologist and a senior author of the new study. "Nicotine ... read more

Consequences of Driving Drunk Are Paying Off

Apr. 6, 2015 — Punishments for drivers whose blood alcohol content is measured above legal thresholds for impairment have reduced the likelihood of repeat offenses, says an economist. To further discourage drunk ... read more

Alcohol Dependency and Early Death

Apr. 2, 2015 — The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition, they die about 7.6 years earlier on average than ... read more

Alcohol-Related Cues, Stress Strongly Impact Females and Increase 'Craving'-Like Behavior

Apr. 1, 2015 — A study conducted in rats measuring risk factors that contribute to alcohol abuse suggests females are particularly sensitive to alcohol-related cues and stress which elicits a “craving” ... read more

Restoring IL-17 May Treat Skin Infections Related to Chronic Alcohol Consumption

Mar. 31, 2015 — Alcoholism takes a toll on every aspect of a person's life, including skin problems. Now, a new research report helps explain why this happens and what might be done to address it. "The ... read more

Marketing of Energy Drinks Placed on TV Channels That Appeal to Teens

Mar. 30, 2015 — Though the Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by teens, research finds that manufacturers market the bulk of their products on TV channels that likely appeal to ... read more

Kids Allowed to 'Sip' Alcohol May Start Drinking Earlier

Mar. 31, 2015 — Children who get a taste of their parents' wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report. The findings are based on 561 Rhode ... read more

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