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.
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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.
Alcoholism can cause neuropsychological deficits, but what degree of recovery may occur with abstinence from alcohol.
Most studies of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have been linked to heavy and/or binge drinking, especially in minority and poor populations.
An alcoholism treatment drug called acamprosate, widely used in Europe, can alleviate post withdrawal sleep disturbances by influencing glutamatergic transmission.
Blood alcohol levels well above the legal limit have soared 113 per cent among emergency care patients in just five years.
The conclusion that alcoholism is genetically influenced is supported by the fact that alcoholism runs in families, with a high risk for the offspring.
Chronic alcoholism is associated with numerous olfactory deficits in odor judgment, odor identification, odor sensitivity, and the ability to qualitatively discriminate between odors.
A new alcohol treatment technique in the UK is proving successful in helping excessive drinkers curb their alcohol abuse.
the alcohol beverage industry does not target youth in its magazine ads, finds the study.
Early alcohol use may contribute to the risk of developing future alcohol problems.
Visual errors caused by "inattentional blindness" are more likely to occur under the influence of alcohol.
interaction between a personality trait called "novelty seeking" and parental alcoholism can both increase risk of, and protect against, developing individual alcoholism.
When it comes to alcohol males tend to be greater risk takers, women drink mainly with friends.
Diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence (also called alcoholism) is met by about 8 million individuals in U.S.
Underage alcohol drinking contributes an estimated $23 billion yearly to the alcohol industry.
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.