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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

  • Hate Hangovers? Then Don’t Drink Too Much

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover. Unfortunately, two new drinking surveys suggest that search is probably futile. One poll, conducted in Canada, concluded that if you drink to [...]

  • Tying the Knot May Mean Less Drinking for Young Adults

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults. Researchers looked at long-term data from an ongoing study of familial alcoholism to learn how people’s drinking habits changed between ages 18 [...]

  • Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Traditional face-to-face support groups are better than increasingly popular online support groups at helping people with substance abuse problems stay sober, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 141 women and 55 men, aged 18 to over 60, who used both types of support groups. More than 90 percent of [...]

  • More Than 4 Million Americans Admit to Drunk Driving

    A new study finds that close to 2 percent of adults—about 4.2 million people—admitted to driving while intoxicated at least once over the prior month.

  • Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have the most popular type of weight-loss surgery are far less able to handle alcohol after their procedure, a small, new study suggests. “This surgery literally doubles the amount of alcohol that immediately enters your bloodstream,” explained study author Dr. Samuel Klein, director of [...]

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