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.
MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College students who consider heavy drinking a harmless spring break tradition might need to think again. Binge drinking is a serious problem and puts students at risk for injury and death, an expert says. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks within two hours for a man, [...]
MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Special counseling from family doctors had no effect on young people’s binge drinking or marijuana use, new research suggests. The study included 33 family doctors and pediatricians in Switzerland and nearly 600 patients aged 15 to 24. About half of the patients reported binge drinking (more than five drinks [...]
Although many people say having another drink will help cure a hangover, others think a hangover will delay further drinking. In a new study of nearly 400 frequent drinkers, researchers found the unpleasant after-effects of overindulgence have little effect on the timing of the next alcoholic drink.
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking may shorten your life, even if your drinking is considered moderate overall, new research indicates. Many studies of moderate drinking have delved into how it affects health and mortality, but most haven’t looked at patterns of drinking, explained study author Charles Holahan, [...]
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A legal drinking age of 21 saves lives. And demands by some to lower the age limit should be ignored, a new review says. Researchers examined studies conducted since 2006 and found that a minimum drinking age of 21 is associated with a reduced rate of drunk driving crashes [...]