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Continual aggressive behavior from childhood through late adolescence is a significant predictor of adult alcohol use and abuse.
Alcoholism is a devastating disease in part because of the 'symptom' of heavy drinking but more so due to the extensive harm it causes physical organs, such as the heart and liver, as well as damage to an individual's psychosocial well-being that decreases quality of life.
Alcohol and drug misuse mean Scots are almost twice as likely to kill or take their own life compared to people living in England and Wales, research published today reveals.
Health Minister Michael McGimpsey is vigorously progressing plans to address young people's drinking in Northern Ireland.
Manchester Community Health is supporting an alcohol awareness campaign aimed at the over 50s which will go live in Manchester. The campaign aims to raise awareness of alcohol and safer drinking as part of a wider programme of local work promoting healthy ageing and reducing alcohol related harm.
New research strongly suggests that binge drinking often occurs in settings that dramatically increase the risk of injury to bingers and others, a disturbing finding considering that binge drinking accounts for approximately half of the 75,000 alcohol-attributable deaths in US.
Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that helps to explain why craving for cocaine, and the risk of relapse, seems to increase in the weeks and months after drug use is stopped. The research was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
With Arizona facing a critical crisis of methamphetamine use, Dr. Gregory Ellison has identified a very promising new addiction treatment option that shows high success rates and is performed on an out-patient basis in 10 hours over five sessions.
In a special supplement to Pediatrics, physicians will have access in one place to the reviews and analyses of current research on biological, behavioral, and environmental changes during childhood and adolescence that foster the initiation, maintenance, and acceleration of illegal use of alcohol by underage youth.
Physician experts discuss the key controversies surrounding development of drugs for alcoholism, and why they think the biopharmaceutical industry is underestimating the size of this market.
Changes to genetic material in the brain may help induce the anxiety that is characteristic of alcohol withdrawal.
It's the time of year when more than 1.5 million high school and college students head for warm climates to soak up the sun and drink large quantities of alcohol. Students who vacation with friends over spring break drink almost three times as much as those who stay home with parents or relatives, according to a report in the September 2007 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Health researchers are helping young people take the first steps towards reducing dangerous alcohol intake through an online personal analysis of their drinking behaviour.
Drug addicts in UK may loose benefits for next six month if they refuse to receive proper treatment.
Inherited genetic makeup often plays a role in determining the risk level for alcoholism.
Driving safety is again the focus of the public attention as Heidi Fleiss is arrested charged with possession of prescription drugs and driving under the influence.
Only about 6 percent of former alcoholics and 4 percent of former illicit drug users will relapse into their addictions in any given year following an organ transplant.
Findings underscore the impact of parental alcohol drinking and parenting practices on adolescent drinking.
Consistent alcohol consumption can impair immunity functions following surgery.
A 10-minute screening and talk with a doctor about problem drinking delivers almost as much bang for the buck to the health system as childhood immunization.
Sreening for problem drinking is as cost-effective as some of the most used preventive services like childhood immunization, screening for colon cancer and hypertension, and taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack.
Asking emergency department patients about their alcohol use and talking with them about how to reduce harmful drinking patterns is an effective way to lower rates of risky drinking in these patients.