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2014-04-14 12:28:15

Exciting new data presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2014 shows that the gut microbiota has a potential role in the development of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Though an early stage animal model, the French study highlights the possibility of preventing ALD with faecal microbiota transplantation – the engrafting of new microbiota, usually through administering human faecal material from a healthy donor into the colon of a recipient. In the study, two groups of...

2014-04-11 23:02:14

Alcoholism and substance abuse treatment can be included in itemized deductions. Canaan, CT (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 It’s tax time. As Americans scramble to find their calculators and receipts from 2013, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center reminds former clients and others suffering with addiction that their alcohol and substance abuse treatments are on the Internal Revenue Service’s list of qualified medical expenses. “As our patients regain their health, they’re...

2014-04-10 12:27:13

Baclofen can be a miracle drug for some people who are addicted to alcohol. NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baclofen is a medication that can be used for the treatment of addiction to alcohol. It is a medication that has actually been around for a long time. It is a muscle relaxant that is used to treat severe muscle spasticity. Baclofen mainly works at the GABA-B receptor. This causes muscular relaxation. It also causes psychological relaxation, with relief of stress and...

2014-04-10 09:43:13

-Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders. -Postural instability is also common among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals. -New findings indicate that chronic cigarette use continues to impact the brain systems regulating postural stability even during abstinence from alcohol. Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders, and roughly 60 to 90 percent of alcohol dependent (AD) individuals seeking treatment are chronic...

2014-04-09 23:30:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on new research published in the UK. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 On March 19th, the British Medical Journal published a study that examined the use of sedatives and anti-anxiety medication and their impact on overall health and mortality rates. The 7-year study looked at more than 34,000 patients in the United Kingdom who were prescribed pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. Patients prescribed anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills...

2014-04-09 23:28:45

Underage drinking, binge drinking and alcohol dependence have a big impact on families and communities. Help raise awareness about these alcohol-related problems with educational brochures from Journeyworks Publishing. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Alcohol Awareness Month, an annual event sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, aims to focus attention on the impact of alcohol and alcohol-related problems on families and communities. Journeyworks...

2014-04-09 23:23:32

The Avantcare Foundation has announced Back To Life, a military veteran alcohol abuse assistance project. The unique direct-to-soldier program is designed to meet the needs of service members with drinking problems and empower them in the fight against alcohol and in restoring their lives. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Avantcare Foundation's $500,000 veteran alcohol abuse project features Last Call Program's Sobrexa. In the Avantcare Foundation announcement for its Back To...

2014-04-09 10:05:44

-Energy drinks (EDs) have become increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults during recent years. -A new study has examined their use among Italian adolescents. -Findings indicate a strong need for comprehensive educational programs focusing on the potential health effects of energy drinks alone, and in combination with alcohol. Energy drinks (EDs) are marketed as having the ability to improve energy, alertness, concentration, and athletic performance. These beverages have...

2014-04-09 09:56:02

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. Now a new study is providing insights into why alcohol has such a negative effect on wound healing. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers report that binge alcohol exposure significantly reduced levels of key components of the immune system involved in healing. The study by senior author Katherine A. Radek, PhD, and colleagues from...

Pop Music References To Alcohol Influence Teenaged Drinking
2014-04-09 09:30:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Moet to Heineken, references to alcohol brands can be found throughout pop music and a new study has found a strong connection between liking music with these kinds of lyrics and drinking in teens and young adults. The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, was based on a national survey of over 2,500 respondents. It found that individuals between 15 and 23 years old who could identify references to...


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