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2011-10-16 21:39:40

-Researchers used an anonymous online survey to examine drinking patterns and personality traits. -Results identified three groups, two of which drank at fairly high levels. -The group with higher levels of impulsivity and aggression appears most at-risk for future alcohol problems. In a national survey of undergraduates, roughly six percent met criteria for current alcohol dependence (AD), and approximately 31 percent met criteria for current alcohol abuse. While many undergraduates...

2011-08-16 12:40:26

    * Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates neuronal plasticity.    * Researchers have found high serum BDNF levels among alcohol-dependent (AD) but abstinent individuals that do not correlate with either chronic drinking or associated toxicity.    * These findings suggest that BDNF may predict relapse in AD individuals undergoing treatment. One of the ways an alcohol dependence (AD) diagnosis can be made is through measurement of...

2011-08-16 12:22:42

    * Gender differences exist in the prevalence, characteristics, and course of alcohol dependence (AD).    * Polymorphisms of alcohol dehydrogenase-1B (ADH1B) and aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) are strong genetic determinants of AD.    * While inactive ALDH2 traditionally delays the development of AD in men, a new study has found that inactive ALDH2 can accelerate the development of AD in women. Researchers know that gender differences exist in...

2011-06-16 12:17:18

People seeking help for their alcohol or other drug problems enter treatment with very different levels of motivation to change. Differences in motivation appear to make a critical difference in which patients seek, comply with, and complete treatment. Findings from a study of the extent to which motivation and self-efficacy "“ the confidence to resist temptation and to abstain from drinking "“ changed during treatment, and the degree to which these variables affected drinking...

2011-03-28 22:50:16

With the decision to merge the NIAAA and NIDA into a single institution, many leading alcohol researchers believe that this could hinder alcoholism and addiction research     * A recent decision was made to merge the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) into a yet unnamed institution    * Other leading scientists (including the leading alcohol researchers who co-authored the paper) believe that...

2011-02-14 08:35:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new report reveals drinking during one's teen years can lead to long- and short-term consequences. However, the researchers say there needs to be more investigation in this area to confirm this link. Authors conducted a comprehensive literature review to identify 54 studies that included at least one quantitative measure of the effects of alcohol on outcomes in adulthood such as death, alcohol dependence, criminal offenses, mental health, educational attainment, and...

2011-02-07 15:03:01

Women who are satisfied with everyday life and are involved in leisure activities rarely have problems with alcohol, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Occupational therapist Christina Andersson, who wrote the thesis, has looked at how everyday life affects alcohol consumption as part of the wider Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG) population study which has been ongoing at the Sahlgrenska Academy since the mid-1980s. In one study, 851 women aged 20-55 answered...

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2011-01-28 11:05:00

By Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers say the brutal collisions and bone-jarring injuries associated with football often cause long-term pain, which contributes to continued use and abuse of painkilling medications. The study is published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol...

2011-01-20 07:49:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals alcoholism can have an impact on when you say your "I dos" and how long the commitment lasts. Several studies have examined the links between drinking behavior and marital status, but this study explores whether alcoholism can affect the timing of when a person ties the knot and the overall length of his/her marriage. Mary Waldron, an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Education, and her colleagues, found that alcohol dependence...

2011-01-18 22:57:01

New findings show that both the time it takes to get married, as well as the overall length of the marriage, are seriously impacted by alcohol There has been an abundance of research on the associations between drinking behavior and marital status, but many questions remain regarding the timing of when an individual gets married and divorced and if there is any relation to alcohol use. A new study released in the April 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, which is...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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