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New Research Reveals Surprising Insight Into British Drinking Culture

Apr. 19, 2016 — New research into the UK's alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain's drinking culture. Almost half of all drinking occasions are moderate, relaxed and take place in ... read more

Religious Rhetoric Not Helpful in Anti-Alcohol Messages

Apr. 19, 2016 — Does including a religious message in a public service announcement warning of the dangers of alcohol use make a difference to the viewer, especially if that person lives in a Middle Eastern country ... read more

World-First New Treatment for Alcohol Addictions

Apr. 14, 2016 — An FDA-approved beta blocker could be the answer in treating alcohol addiction, researchers report. Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8 percent of deaths worldwide, authors ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The controversy over the UK's new safe drinking guidelines revealed how much people within a country can disagree about drinking. It turns out that countries disagree with each other, ... read more

Maryland's 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Reduced Alcohol Sales, Study Suggests

Apr. 11, 2016 — Maryland's 2011 increase in the alcohol sales tax appears to have led to fewer purchases of beer, wine and liquor in the state, suggesting reduced alcohol use, new research ... read more

Simultaneous Cocaine, Alcohol Use Linked to Suicide Risk

Apr. 8, 2016 — A new study of hundreds of emergency department visits finds that the links between substance misuse and suicide risk are complex, but that use of cocaine and alcohol together was particularly ... read more

Alcohol Related Deaths Are Likely to Increase After Cuts in Alcohol Taxation

Apr. 6, 2016 — Alcohol related deaths are most likely set to increase in England as incomes outstrip rises in taxation, argue experts. This prediction is based on the researchers' analysis of trends in alcohol ... read more

Examining Alcohol Use Prior to Suicides, Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

Apr. 5, 2016 — Injury death – including those due to intentional injury, with suicide most common, as well as unintentional injury, with motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) causing a majority – is the third leading ... read more

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

Apr. 5, 2016 — In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental ... read more

Fluctuations in Student Drinking During the Calendar Year

Apr. 5, 2016 — Heavy drinking by students is common during the college years and is associated with potentially serious consequences. While student drinking tends to fluctuate throughout the calendar year, with ... read more

Addiction Associated With Poor Awareness of Others, Study Shows

Mar. 31, 2016 — Adolescents with severe alcohol and other drug problems have a low regard for others, as indicated by higher rates of driving under the influence and having unprotected sex with a history of sexually ... read more

New Research: Nine Laws Particularly Effective in Reducing Underage Drinking Fatalities

Mar. 30, 2016 — Nine laws designed to reduce underage drinking have been instrumental in saving more than 1,100 lives each year in the states that have adopted them, and that an additional 210 lives could be saved ... read more

Link Between Public Policy Life Expectancy Reinforced by New International Research

Mar. 22, 2016 — New research shows that life expectancy declined significantly and rapidly in three countries where policy changes increased access to prescription opioids, alcohol or illicit drugs. The study ... read more

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Canadians Report Higher Rates of Mental Health Issues

Mar. 18, 2016 — Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking, a new study ... read more

White Delinquent Youth More Likely to Abuse Hard Drugs Than Blacks

Mar. 17, 2016 — Abuse and dependence on 'hard drugs' (cocaine, hallucinogen or PCP, opiate, amphetamine and sedatives) are less common among delinquent African American youth than those who are ... read more

How Kappa Opioid Receptors Drive Anxiety

Mar. 17, 2016 — A cellular mechanism has been discovered by which kappa opioid receptors (KORs) drive anxiety. These proteins inhibit the release of the neurotransmitter glutamate in a part of the brain that ... read more

Cancer-Causing Gene Triggered by Alcohol May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Mar. 16, 2016 — An important link between alcohol and breast cancer has been discovered by identifying a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol, scientists report. It is estimated that tens of thousands of breast ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Among the mental health disorders reported in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2013, 8.7 percent of the burden of illness was attributed to Afghanistan-related military service while 28.7 percent was ... read more

Medical Students, Burnout and Alcohol

Mar. 14, 2016 — Medical students are more prone to alcohol abuse than their peers not attending medical school, especially if they are young, single and under a high debt load, according to a study on medical ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — Experts take an in-depth look into a favorite college pastime -- binge drinking -- by understanding the dangers and risks of alcohol. Moderate drinking is defined as no more than one drink per day ... read more

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