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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

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

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

Psychedelic Therapy Re-Emerging for Anxiety, PTSD and Addiction

Sep. 8, 2015 — Renewed medical interest in the use of psychedelic drugs for anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and addiction has resulted in small research studies that show some success with the controlled use ... read more

Can You Avoid Hangovers After Heavy Drinking?

Aug. 29, 2015 — Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new ... read more

The Great Escape: Why Awareness of Mortality Can Be Bad for Health

Aug. 26, 2015 — People with low self-esteem use a variety of escape mechanisms to avoid thinking about their own mortality, new research ... read more

One in 5 Over-65s Who Drink Alcohol Do So at Unsafe Levels

Aug. 23, 2015 — One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels -- over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week -- according to a new study. The research found these ... read more

Polygamy and Alcohol Linked to Physical Abuse in African Marriages

Aug. 23, 2015 — African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose ... read more

New Compounds Could Reduce Alcoholics' Impulse to Drink

Aug. 19, 2015 — Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. Now new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of ... read more

Accuracy of Sexual Assault Testimonies Not Affected by Alcohol Intoxication, Study Finds

Aug. 18, 2015 — Intoxicated victims of sexual assault could accurately retain information from events, conclude researchers after a study. Findings are being applied to develop National Guidelines in England for how ... read more

Sport TV Exposing Children to Thousands of Alcohol-Advertisements Per Year

Aug. 11, 2015 — New research shows that children are being exposed to thousands of alcohol adverts when watching sport TV, questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to protect ... read more

Study Examines How, Why States Adopt Drunk Driving Laws

Aug. 10, 2015 — The severity of drunk driving within a state is not the most important predictor of whether states adopt new laws to restrict drunk driving -- nor is the political makeup of the state government. ... read more

Emergency Department Counseling Program Fails to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence or Heavy Drinking Among at-Risk Women

Aug. 7, 2015 — A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant ... read more

Drinking Guidelines Are a Poor Fit With Britain's Heavy Drinking Habits

Aug. 5, 2015 — People ignore daily alcohol guidelines as they are deemed irrelevant to occasional drinkers, a study concludes. The study, which is the first of its kind, explored how drinkers make sense of the ... read more

Emergency Department Intervention Does Not Reduce Heavy Drinking or Partner Violence

Aug. 4, 2015 — A brief motivational intervention delivered during an emergency department visit did not improve outcomes for women with heavy drinking involved in abusive relationships, according to a ... read more

Marriage Can Lead to Dramatic Reduction in Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

Aug. 3, 2015 — Research on alcohol-use disorders consistently shows problem drinking decreases as we age. Now, researchers have found evidence that marriage can cause dramatic drinking reductions even among people ... read more

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