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October 24, 2020

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Reduces Insomnia Symptoms Among Young Drinkers

More than half of young adults at risk for alcohol-related harm report symptoms of insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line treatments for insomnia, but it's never been ...

Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure and Alcohol Consumption

A new study examining effects of low-level developmental lead exposure in mice could explain why some people dependent on alcohol return to ...

More Young Adults Are Abstaining from Alcohol

Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol, compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new ...

Low Level Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Can Impact Child's Brain Development

A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels, is associated with subtle, yet significant behavioural and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression and ...
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Alcohol Use Changed Right After COVID-19 Lockdown

One in four adults reported a change in alcohol use almost immediately after stay-at-home orders were issued: 14 percent reported drinking more alcohol and reported higher levels of stress and ...

Your in-Laws' History of Drinking Problems Could Lead to Alcohol Issues of Your Own

A study of more than 300,000 couples in Sweden finds marriage to a spouse who grew up exposed to parental alcohol misuse increases a person's likelihood of developing a drinking ...

Words Used to Describe Alcohol Intoxication May Give Clues to Drinking Habits

Research suggests the language young adults use to describe the effects they feel from drinking may give insight into their drinking ...

Sweet Coolers a Gateway to Increased Alcohol Consumption

Sweetened alcoholic beverages can promote harmful alcohol consumption among teens, new University of Guelph research ...

Rats' Brain Activity Reveals Their Alcohol Preference

The brain's response to alcohol varies based on individual preferences, according to new research in ...

Early Marriage May Lead to Unsafe Drinking Behavior by Those With Higher Genetic Risk

Getting married early in life may increase the risk of problematic drinking behavior among people who are genetically predisposed to drink ...

Adolescent Exposure to Anesthetics May Cause Alcohol Use Disorder, New Research Shows

Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new ...

Problems With Alcohol? 29 Gene Variants May Explain Why

A genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people has identified 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking, researchers ...

Plant Extract Combo May Relieve Hangover Symptoms

A plant extract combination of fruits, leaves, and roots may help to relieve hangover symptoms, reveals new ...

Holistic Approach Best for Tackling Nonmedical Drug Use, Study Finds

Health practitioners are constantly developing new ways to help those with drug and alcohol addictions wean themselves from their substance of choice. Most such programs have limited success, ...

Heavy Cost of Excessive Drinking on People's Decision Making

A new study highlights how hangover inhibits individuals' 'core executive functions' with knock-on impacts for those currently working from ...

A Key Brain Region for Controlling Binge Drinking Has Been Found

A team of researchers has found that turning off a stress signaling system in a single specific brain area can reduce harmful binge drinking. This finding brings researchers one step closer to ...

Hangover Drug Shows Wider Benefits

The hangover remedy DHM may have broader applications for substance abuse treatment and liver ...

Heavy Drinking Into Older Age Adds 4 Cm to Waistline

More than half of drinkers aged 59 and over have been heavy drinkers and this is linked to a significantly larger waistline and increased stroke risk, according to a new ...

Alcohol Consumption by Fathers Before Conception Could Negatively Impact Child Development

Trouble for alcoholic fathers, hope for alcoholic mothers. Scientists have explored the relationship between parental alcohol consumption -- before conception in the case of fathers and during ...

Sobering New Data on Drinking and Driving: 15% of US Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Fatalities Involve Alcohol Under the Legal Limit

A new study found that motor vehicle crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit of 0.08 percent accounted for 15% of alcohol-involved crash deaths in the ...

Alcoholics Anonymous Most Effective Path to Alcohol Abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous, the worldwide fellowship of sobriety seekers, is the most effective path to abstinence, according to a comprehensive ...

Weight-Based Bullying Linked to Increased Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new ...

'Women My Age Tend to Drink -- It's Normal'

New research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at high risk levels tend to perceive ...

Alcoholism in the Family Affects How Your Brain Switches Between Active and Resting States

A new study shows that just having a parent with an alcohol use disorder affects how your brain transitions between active and resting states -- regardless of your own drinking ...

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