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2011-10-16 21:40:56

A low level of response (LR) to alcohol is a genetically influenced characteristic, or phenotype, that reflects at least in part a low brain response to alcohol, and carries significant risk for the later development of alcoholism.

2011-10-16 21:39:40

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.

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.

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women.

2011-09-19 05:23:23

What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else?

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.

2011-09-15 20:59:43

Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, including economic fluctuations, political instability, and social norms.

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

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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.


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