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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

  • Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

    THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prisoners with mental and substance-use disorders are more likely to commit violent crimes after their release than other inmates, a new study reveals. One in seven prisoners has a psychotic illness or major depression, and around one in five enters prison with clinically significant substance-use disorders, the researchers said. “As [...]

  • Marijuana Now More Popular Than Cigarettes on Campus

    On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.

  • This Is the Only Thing That Actually Helps Hangovers

    Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover.

  • Tying the Knot May Mean Less Drinking for Young Adults

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults. Researchers looked at long-term data from an ongoing study of familial alcoholism to learn how people’s drinking habits changed between ages 18 [...]

  • Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Traditional face-to-face support groups are better than increasingly popular online support groups at helping people with substance abuse problems stay sober, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 141 women and 55 men, aged 18 to over 60, who used both types of support groups. More than 90 percent of [...]

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