Underage alcohol drinking contributes an estimated $23 billion yearly to the alcohol industry.
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Compared to the general population, individuals with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) have a significantly greater risk of suicide attempts.
Alcoholism is commonly associated with chronic smoking, and both alcohol and nicotine are believed to act on the same brain region.
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) suffer from a variety of behavioral alterations.
The results of the study could lead to a better understanding of the genetic propensity toward excessive drinking and point toward the development of new treatments for alcoholism.
The findings provide insights into the molecular determinants of excessive drinking, which could lead to a better understanding of alcoholism.
Those abusing alcohol at a young age are more likely to experience alcohol dependence (or alcoholism) as adults. Educating children about the dangers of alcohol is key to preventing problems later in life.
None of previous studies have specifically looked at the interaction of alcohol use and conditions or medications that may be unsafe with even moderate amounts of alcohol use.
Alcohol is a growing problem worldwide that some believe may have already overtaken tobacco in terms of overall health and social care costs because of the consequences of intoxication.