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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...

2011-09-27 13:09:16

New UCLA psychology research indicates that Asians who are struggling with alcoholism may benefit especially from naltrexone, one of three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of alcoholism. Recent research has found that a gene variant may predict naltrexone treatment success for alcoholism. About 50 percent of patients of Asian descent have a particular mutation that makes them likely to benefit from naltrexone, compared with about 20 percent of...

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women In a review of 31 peer-reviewed and published studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders. Researchers also found that the gender gap in alcoholism and problem drinking is narrowing in...

2011-09-19 05:23:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else? According to the Washington University School of Medicine, drinking can be influenced by personal and societal factors, including economic fluctuations, political instability, and social norms. Apparently, these norms can even vary among countries and different time periods, leading to different “drinking...

2011-09-15 21:00:44

Chronic alcoholism is often associated with a disturbed gait and balance, likely caused by alcohol damage to neural systems. While some studies have suggested that abstinence can lead to partial recovery of gait and balance functions, questions remain about duration of abstinence and sample size. This study of both short- and long-term abstinence has found that alcoholics' gait and balance can continue to recover with long-term abstinence from alcohol but that deficits can persist, especially...

2011-09-15 20:59:43

# Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, the latter leading to “drinking cultures.” # Researchers have completed a review of 31 studies on birth-cohort and gender differences in drinking. # Analysis shows that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders, and that women are “catching up” to men in terms of alcohol problems. Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal...

2011-09-13 06:00:00

AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his book, "Addiction is a Choice," Dr. Jeffrey Schaler states, "Addiction is a fine old English word meaning commitment, dedication, devotion, inclination, bent or attachment." Using this definition, addiction can either be positive or negative. Today, the meaning of addiction has been transformed to imply sickness, disease and loss of control. To de-stigmatize drunkenness, the early founders of the group Alcoholics Anonymous funded...

2011-08-27 11:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic says Scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of National Institutes of Health (NIH) together with researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md., analyzed data from active U.S. military personnel (2002-2008) and found that all the service members, who inflected self-harm, had low omega-3 levels, specifically, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA ), in the brain. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 27, 2011...

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2011-08-20 14:17:22

British women are now as likely as their male counterparts to binge drink, claims a new study from researchers at University College London (UCL). The study, which was the topic of an August 19 article by Matthew Holehouse of the Telegraph, discovered that nearly 80-percent of all British women were as likely as British men to consume large amounts of alcohol at any given time. In comparison, in other European countries, men were far more likely to be binge drinkers than women. In fact,...

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...