Every year in Russia, at least 100,000 children and teenagers seek medical help for alcohol abuse. Thousands of them are already hardened alcoholics.
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Ethnic minorities may have particular problems with alcohol use, yet may not be seeking alcohol rehab help.
Vulnerability to both alcohol and nicotine abuse may be influenced by the same genetic factor, according to a study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
After one month of sobriety, recovering alcoholics who smoked showed significantly less improvement than those who did not smoke.
Women: new research on how alcohol affects your health makes it a good time to reassess how much you drink.
It's not only the amount of alcohol consumed that shapes the risk for injury, but also the usual consumption pattern.
Examining diet quality of individuals who drink any kind of alcoholic beverage, researchers found that people who drink the largest quantities of alcohol have the poorest quality diets.
While men outnumber women in terms of having alcohol problems, women are more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol use.
Young people who view more alcohol advertisements tend to drink more alcohol.
While parental alcoholism can serve as an indicator of long term harm to children, contrary to common beliefs it is not a direct cause.