Recovering alcoholics who were also chronic smokers showed a significantly lower rate of improvement in tests of memory, reasoning, judgment, and visual/spatial coordination.
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A drug already approved for nicotine addiction also curbs alcohol dependence, a new animal study shows. Only three drugs are available to treat alcohol dependence, and even the most effective one, naltrexone, reduces appetite as it cuts alcohol use
Problem drinkers who took a craving-curbing drug whenever they felt the desire to imbibe reported fewer heavy drinking days each month.
Moderate drinkers are more likely to report above-average health than lifetime abstainers, light drinkers and heavy drinkers.
Report found a sharp increase in the number of male drinkers involved in binge drinking, defined as consuming five or more drinks on a single occasion.
At some time during their lives, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults surveyed in 2001-2002 had met current diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder.
Updated guide to finding local substance abuse treatment programs is now available.
Girls who suffered childhood sexual abuse are more likely to develop alcoholism later in life if they possess a particular variant of a gene involved in the body's response to stress.
Drug Court relieves already overwhelmed Court dockets, placing offenders in an environment where they undergo treatment and counseling, submit to frequent and random drug testing, make regular appearances before the judge and are monitored closely for program compliance.
More than 40 businesses and non-governmental organisations agreed to take action to protect European citizens from the harmful use of alcohol.
By the end of 2008 the Government expects all alcoholic drinks labels to include alcohol unit information, following a ground-breaking agreement between Government and the drinks industry.
College attendance exacerbates the inborn propensity of certain young adults to become heavy alcohol users.
Although girls ages 12-17 made up less than one-third of adolescent treatment admissions in 2005, they began treatment at a younger age than boys and were more likely to have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder.
A new guide helps health care professionals incorporate substance abuse treatment into trauma care.
Sazerac company adopts stricter alcohol advertising standards say the statement from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth.
The Baltimore County Health Department announced that they are collaborating with taverns and alcohol retailers to tackle underage and high-risk drinking through the Cooperating Taverns and Alcohol Retailers' Agreement.
Drinking and driving have no place in the joyful tradition of Cinco de Mayo and extra officers will be out on the roads to make the point.
Alcohol policy researchers and legal analysts are commending Beam Global Spirits & Wine for issuing its Statement of Voluntary Principles for reducing youth exposure to the company's alcohol advertising.
Oral naltrexone and naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension are the focus of a new comparative report recently released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol over a long period of time may decrease brain volume.
Heavy alcohol use for four weeks - the human equivalent of seven beers or glasses of wine per day - caused mice infected with the influenza virus to have more severe illness and higher death rates.
One of the oldest and largest Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the Washington, D.C., area, 15-year-old May Clancy felt that something about the group was not right.
Many heavy drinkers mistakenly believe that their behaviour is more common than it actually is. By seeing how their alcohol use compares to actual population norms, this can motivate heavy drinkers to re-evaluate their use of alcohol.
Robert D. Clifton says he will carry the message of the Underage Drinking Coalition of Monmouth County and urge municipalities to embrace measures that address the dangers of underage drinking.
Five minutes of straight talk between doctors and problem drinkers could help reduce the toll of alcohol-related injuries, violence and accidents.
College-age students who drink alcohol heavily may increase their risk for future heart disease.