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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

  • 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 [...]

  • 1 in 10 Deaths Among Adults Tied to Alcohol: CDC

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One in 10 deaths among U.S. adults is linked to excessive alcohol consumption, federal officials reported Thursday. While people often link drinking with deaths from motor vehicle accidents and chronic liver disease, many other conditions that can cause death are tied to alcohol, said lead [...]

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