College students' friends have a greater influence on the students' drinking behavior or beliefs about campus drinking than social norms campaigns.
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Adults who are in remission one year after seeking professional help for alcoholism are less likely to die over the next 15 years than those who are in relapse.
Alcohol abuse can impair a person's immune system, leading to infections like pneumonia.
New research that looks at the relationship among drinking, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) membership, and homicide mortality has found that AA can have a beneficial effect on alcohol related homicide mortality rates.
Alcoholics with certain coexisting personality disorders (PDs) have decision making abilities that are particularly impaired.
Social and physical effects of alcohol misuse could be lessened if there is a greater awareness.
Individuals who become alcohol dependent before age 25 are less likely to ever seek treatment than those who become alcohol dependent at age 30 or older.
Researchers studying the effects of alcohol on the brain have identified several novel central nervous system proteins that are affected by chronic alcohol exposure.
Scan of human genome may provide important new tools for prevention of alcoholism and treatment.
One variant of the alcohol dehydrogenase gene can influence alcohol response among some Caucasians.