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.
American women are catching up to men when it comes to using and abusing alcohol.
Nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of lifelong drug use disorder.
Scientists have identified a gene mutation that’s linked to increased risk of impulsive and reckless behavior when drunk.
Heavy drinking may dramatically increase a person’s risk of heart failure, even if they’re young and healthy, a new study suggests.
By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A largely unnoticed “epidemic” is killing white, middle-aged Americans in growing numbers, a new analysis reveals. Princeton University researchers report that the overall death rate of white adults in midlife has risen sharply over the past 15 years, largely because of drug and alcohol overdoses, suicide, [...]