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.
TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found. It’s generally believed that overall alcohol consumption is the major contributor to cirrhosis. But these new findings suggest that how often you pour yourself a cocktail or beer — as well as recent drinking — plays [...]
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung transplant recipients who receive lungs from donors who were heavy drinkers may be much more likely to develop a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests. The study included 173 lung transplant patients. One-quarter of them received lungs from heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking is defined as more than three [...]
MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person’s odds for heart failure, a new study reveals. The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of wine, beer and/or spirits per week will see their [...]
MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds a link between the number of TV ads for alcohol a teen views, and their odds for problem drinking. Higher “familiarity” with booze ads “was associated with the subsequent onset of drinking across a range of outcomes of varying severity among adolescents and young adults,” [...]
FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep raises teens’ risk of alcohol and drug problems, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 American teens that was collected in three separate waves: 1994-95, 1996 and 2001-02. The findings appear in the February online issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental [...]