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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

  • Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers working with lab mice say they know why people who suffer wounds from accidents or violence while binge drinking may take longer than normal to heal. The laboratory study replicated a typical pattern of binge drinking — three days of heavy drinking, four days without alcohol, and three [...]

  • Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds. The average teen is exposed to about eight alcohol brand name mentions per day, said study corresponding author Brian Primack, an associate professor of medicine and [...]

  • Booze Brands In Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds. The average teen is exposed to about eight alcohol brand name mentions per day, said study corresponding author Brian Primack, an associate professor of medicine and [...]

  • Parents’ Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends. Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and found about 20 percent had been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 14 percent had at least one parent with a drug [...]

  • Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Making it clear to your teen that underage drinking is unacceptable is a highly effective way to reduce the risk that he or she will use alcohol, a new survey shows. The online poll included 663 U.S. high school students who were asked if their parents approved of underage [...]

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