Category Archives: Alcoholism

Study links suicide risk with insomnia, alcohol use

DARIEN, IL - A new study is the first to show that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender. The study suggests that the targeted assessment and treatment … Continue reading

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CDC: Most people who drink excessively are not alcohol dependent

Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration … Continue reading

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Alcohol Taxes Can Improve Health, Lead to More Jobs

Newswise — New Orleans — Alcohol tax increases reduce the harms resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, and may lead to a small net increase in the number of jobs, according to new research released today at the American Public Health … Continue reading

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Moderate drinking is healthy. But only for the 15% of people with the right gene.

The study included 618 Swedes with coronary heart disease and a control group of 3,000 healthy subjects. The subjects were assigned to various categories based on the amount of alcohol they consumed (ethanol intake). Meanwhile, they were tested in order … Continue reading

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When moderate drinking becomes problem drinking: there may be a medication for that

A team of UC San Francisco researchers has found that a tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders. Previous research … Continue reading

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Prevalence of unhealthy alcohol use in hospital outpatients

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Aug 28. pii: S0376-8716(14)01042-4. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.08.014. [Epub ahead of print] Prevalence of unhealthy alcohol use in hospital outpatients. Johnson NA1, Kypri K2, Latter J2, McElduff P2, Saunders JB3, Saitz R4, Attia J5, Dunlop A6, Doran C7, … Continue reading

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The role of drug use sequencing pattern in further problematic use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and other drugs

J Ment Health. 2014 Sep 4:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] The role of drug use sequencing pattern in further problematic use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and other drugs. Castaldelli-Maia JM1, Martins SS, de Oliveira LG, de Andrade AG, Nicastri S. … Continue reading

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‘Drink responsibly’ messages in alcohol ads are a joke, promote products

Newswise — Alcohol industry magazine ads reminding consumers to “drink responsibly” or “enjoy in moderation” fail to convey basic public health information, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A report on the … Continue reading

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Problem drinking in midlife doubles chance of memory problems in later life

A study published today [Weds July 30] in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life. The … Continue reading

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Counselling has limited benefit on young people drinking alcohol, new Cochrane Evidence indicates

Counselling techniques used to help young people with drinking problems may be of limited benefit, a new study suggests. In a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library, researchers found that an approach known as motivational interviewing did not substantially … Continue reading

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ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same neurocognitive deficits

Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why they often occur … Continue reading

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Hip fractures and chronic alcohol excess

Hip Int. 2014 Jul 31:0. doi: 10.5301/hipint.5000156. [Epub ahead of print] Hip fractures and chronic alcohol excess: a series of 7,023 cases. Johnston LE1, Parker MJ. Author information 1Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Joint Reconstruction Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, … Continue reading

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Problem drinkers DO want to change; the treatments may be the issue

Int J Psychiatry Med. 2014 Jan 1;47(3):231-240. Treatment Preferences among Problem Drinkers in Primary Care. Lieberman DZ1, Cioletti A1, Massey SH2, Collantes RS3, Moore BB1. Author information 1 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 2 Northwestern University … Continue reading

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