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2012-03-28 01:03:29

To curb employees' on-the-job substance use and intoxication, bosses need to do more than just be around their employees all day, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). "It's only when employees think their supervisor knows how to detect substance use -- and is willing to do something about it -- that employees' drinking and drug use on the job decreases," explains Michael Frone, PhD, senior research scientist at RIA and research...

2012-03-16 05:44:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — One or two beers a day could affect your brain? A new study says alcohol dependent patients have problems transferring or applying their acquired knowledge to new contexts. Researchers found that chronic and excessive drinking is associated with structural, physiological, and functional changes in multiple regions of the human brain, including the prefrontal cortex, the medial temporal lobe (MTL), as well as structures of the brain's reward system. "AD...

2012-03-06 11:31:37

In a national Swedish adoption study, the risk for drug abuse appears to be increased among adopted children whose biological parents had a history of drug abuse, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Drug abuse is a worldwide public health problem and much effort has gone into understanding the nature of familial factors, the authors write in their study background. Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., of Virginia...

2012-02-16 11:11:43

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been linked to heavy drinking, and alcohol outlet density to violence.     A new study looks at links between alcohol outlet densities and IPV-related Emergency Department (ED) visits.     Findings showed that bars are positively related to IPV-related ED visits, while there is no relationship between restaurant density and IPV-related ED visits. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been linked to heavy...

2012-02-16 11:09:03

Alcohol abuse and dependence are common problems in the United States due to a number of factors, two of which may be social drinking by college students and young adults, and risk taking that may lead to heavier drinking later in life. A study of the neural underpinnings of risk-taking in young, non-dependent social drinkers has found that the caudate nucleus and frontal cortex regions of the brain show less activation in people who drink more heavily. Results will be published in the May...

2012-02-07 15:25:00

Downtoearthvideo.com sets up an alcoholism treatment options page. The news has been welcomed by people on related sites. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Downtoearthvideo.com has just set up an alcoholism treatment options page for their readers. People who want to find out more about what is available should check it out on the site. John Lavelle, one of the Directors at the site said that “we felt that there was a real need in the market for someone to spell out all...

2012-02-03 19:00:09

Journal of Psychopharmacology special issue on alcohol A new editorial released this week offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and regulators. "Through a glass darkly: can we improve clarity about mechanism and aims of medications in drug and alcohol treatments?" is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the official journal of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. David Nutt and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'