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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

  • Adults Who’ve Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as others to develop severe memory problems later in life, according to a new study. The British researchers said their findings could help doctors identify those at risk for memory problems who might benefit from [...]

  • Redbull-Vodka Cocktails May Make You Want to Drink More

    Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

  • Science Finds Way to Block Booze’s Effect — in Worms

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who created worms that can’t get drunk say their research could lead to new ways to treat people with drinking problems. The research team inserted a modified human alcohol target into the worms. An alcohol target is a nervous system molecule that binds alcohol. There are many types [...]

  • Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who indulge in even a drink or two a day of wine or liquor may raise their odds for a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat, a new study suggests. The study did not find a similar trend among moderate beer drinkers — they seemed to have no [...]

  • Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study

    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The brands of alcohol favored by underage drinkers are the same ones that are heavily advertised in magazines read by young people, a new study reveals. The findings provide further evidence that alcohol ads can encourage young people to drink. They also show that the alcohol industry’s voluntary advertising [...]

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