Latest Alcoholism Stories

2014-03-06 23:01:26

Individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, as well as their loved ones and friends who want to be part of the solution, should read the latest Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post that focuses on the first step to addiction recovery. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, as well as their loved ones and friends who want to be part of the solution, should read the latest Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post that focuses on the...

2014-03-06 12:28:12

Survey says parents underestimate risks of kid's alcohol/drug use PLYMOUTH, Minn., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As youth drug and alcohol abuse continues to grow, many parents say they are uninformed -- and largely unconcerned -- about the threat to their children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/DC61972LOGO So finds a new nationwide survey commissioned by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider. "These startling...

2014-03-05 23:00:38

Since research finds that parents can be effective in preventing drug abuse, speaking to youth about club drug dangers before a Spring Break trip is good thinking. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 For most of the colleges in the US, Spring Break will start in early or mid-March, which means that hundreds of thousands of young people will head to warm locations like San Padre Island, Texas, or Pensacola, Florida. Or they may head out of the country to the Bahamas or Mexican resorts. Too many of...

Social Pressure Can Influence Your Drink Choices
2014-03-05 05:06:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who go out to have a drink with their friends may find themselves copying each other’s alcohol consumption habits without even realizing it, according to new research published this week in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. To determine whether or not social drinkers were affected by each other’s orders, researchers from the University of Liverpool in the UK recruited 46 pairs of social...

2014-03-04 23:31:03

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on reports of high relapse rates for addicts in Vermont. According to reports, a state push to shorten the time that addicts stay in treatment facilities may be behind the surge in relapses. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on an increased instance of relapses for patients in drug and alcohol treatment programs in the state of Vermont. According to a report from the...

2014-03-04 23:28:20

Passages Malibu issues statement on report detailing the issues facing returning combat veterans. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 On February 21st, the Department of Defense issued a healthcare report on efforts needed to be taken to reduce accidental overdose, death, and other unanticipated side effects associated with prescription medication use by individuals returning from military service. The so-called Wounded Warrior report noted that in 2010, almost one thousand troops received...

2014-03-04 23:28:11

With the growing trend of standardized recovery treatment for substance addiction, Clarity House believes it is imperative to treat individuals according to their specific needs. As part of this treatment philosophy, Clarity House has developed a unique recovery model that addresses the specific issues facing young women and is now accepting new clients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 After 17 years of helping men and women achieve sobriety, Clarity House Operations Director, Mike...

2014-03-04 13:20:27

-Studies examining the potential health benefits of moderate drinking generally focus on average levels of drinking rather than drinking patterns. -A new study shows that, among older moderate drinkers, those who binge drink have a significantly greater mortality risk than regular moderate drinkers. Numerous studies have highlighted the purported association between moderate drinking and reduced mortality. However, these analyses have focused overwhelmingly on average consumption, a...

2014-03-04 13:18:29

-The bulk of knowledge about alcohol consumption and problems comes from high-income countries. -The International Alcohol Control (IAC) study was established to collect and compare data from both high- and middle/low-income countries. -New IAC results show that heavy-drinking New Zealanders tend to buy cheaper, off-premise alcohol, and purchase it at later times. The International Alcohol Control (IAC) study is a newly developed international collaborative project designed to collect...

2014-03-04 13:14:43

-Many people believe that hangovers can either delay subsequent drinking due to pain and discomfort, or hasten drinking to relieve hangover symptoms. -A new study investigates if a hangover that follows a drinking episode can influence the time to next drink. -Results indicate that hangovers appear to have a very modest effect on subsequent drinking. Many if not most people during their lives have experienced a hangover. Some people believe that hangovers might delay subsequent drinking...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'