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Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the physical or emotional dependence on alcohol. It comes in different forms: A person suffering from alcoholism might get drunk every day, or wait for the weekend to binge. Regardless of the drinking pattern, long-term heavy alcohol consumption affects the liver, heart, and brain, and it can be difficult to overcome without help.

Alcoholism News

  • Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests. Researchers recruited 12 people being treated for alcoholism for the study. The volunteers went through a week-long detoxification program and then did two sessions of virtual reality therapy a week for five weeks. The [...]

  • Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds

    MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds. Powdered alcohol was approved in March by U.S. regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll’s authors said. The products, which will be sold in pouches, will be available in flavors [...]

  • Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

    THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Underage drinking in the United States is declining. But, alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among American children, federal researchers reported Thursday. The rate of current drinking (within the last month) among youngsters aged 12 to 20 fell from 29 percent in 2002 to 23 percent [...]

  • 3 in 10 Americans Have Drinking Problem at Some Point in Their Lives

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated, a new study found. Alcohol use disorders are among the most common mental health problems [...]

  • Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that as a state’s alcohol laws get tougher, teen drinking rates drop — even if the laws are targeting adults and not teens. “Nobody’s ever looked to see how policies explain big differences between kids’ drinking among different states,” said study co-author Dr. [...]

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