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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

  • Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report. Both boys and girls were more likely to smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol and get poor grades after they endured a blow [...]

  • Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests. The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention efforts aimed at teens to include those who already [...]

  • Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 2007 to 2011 data gathered from more than 7,400 U.S. high school seniors who said they had used alcohol or marijuana at least once. The investigators found that drinking alcohol was [...]

  • So-Called ‘Half a Glass’ Rule May Prevent Drinking Too Much Wine

    Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study.

  • Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds. Researchers analyzed 66 studies that included nearly 18,000 people 25 and younger, many of whom were at high risk for drinking problems. Participants in 49 studies attended a single one-on-one counseling session, while participants [...]

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