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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

  • Jealous Partners May Be More Likely to Be Problem Drinkers

    Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests.

  • Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking. A team led by Jose Iparraguirre, chief economist at the British charity Age UK, found [...]

  • Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests. Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, as well as other psychiatric disorders. Study co-author Dawei Li, an assistant professor of microbiology and [...]

  • Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests. Researchers recruited 12 people being treated for alcoholism for the study. The volunteers went through a week-long detoxification program and then did two sessions of virtual reality therapy a week for five weeks. The [...]

  • Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds

    MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds. Powdered alcohol was approved in March by U.S. regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll’s authors said. The products, which will be sold in pouches, will be available in flavors [...]

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