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2011-05-24 15:30:00

Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people. The study has been published in the scientific journal Alcohol: Clinical & Experimental...

2011-05-18 06:52:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves. New findings show that a "moderate" alcohol dose can increase subjective responses of stimulation and elevate positive mood state in individuals with an FHP of type I alcoholism. Researchers have long known that individuals with a positive family history of alcoholism (FHP) are at an increased risk themselves for alcoholism. This increased risk may be due to their...

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2011-05-18 06:05:00

Binge drinking, which is widespread among university students, especially in the United States, has been found to destroy long term memory even in young adults. Researchers believe that heavy consumption of alcohol makes it more difficult to build new memories because the hippocampus -- an area in the brain's center that plays a vital role in learning and memory -- is very susceptible to alcohol's poisonous effects. In a Spanish study, to be published in the August 2011 issue of Alcoholism:...

2011-05-16 20:45:07

    * Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves.    * Of the two classifications of alcoholism "“ types I and II "“ the former is less severe but more prevalent.    * New findings show that a "moderate" alcohol dose can increase subjective responses of stimulation and elevate positive mood state in individuals with an FHP of type I alcoholism. Researchers have long known...

2011-05-12 00:00:47

Recovery Now TV reports that a new study from The University of Copenhagen points to the fact that children of parents with drinking problems are at an increased risk for alcoholism treatment. Further, in females there is a higher rate of genetic association. Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 A recent study from The University of Copenhagen has indicated that when parents have alcohol use disorders, their children are more likely to inherit the same issue and need alcoholism treatment...

2011-04-18 12:21:51

    * Alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control.    * A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine impulsive choices among people with a range of alcohol use disorders (AUDs).    * Findings suggest that impulsive choice in AD may be the result of functional anomalies in widely distributed but interconnected brain regions that are involved in cognitive and emotional control. Researchers...

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2011-04-17 06:25:00

A new study has found that drinking energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than drinking alcohol alone. Researchers determined that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of being intoxicated was greater. "Young people are now drinking alcohol in different ways than they have in the past," Cecile A. Marczinski, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Kentucky University and first author of the study, said in a statement. "Classic mixed...

2011-04-14 09:42:00

STATESBORO, Ga., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William G. Borchert was recently appointed a trustee of the Willingway Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, Ga., that actively supports research, education and recovery projects in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction. "We are pleased to have Bill Borchert join the Willingway Foundation board to help us in our fight to reduce the stigma of alcoholism and drug addiction," said Al J. Mooney, III,...

2011-04-12 11:26:10

U-M study finds variations in gene linked to higher risk of alcohol symptoms, more impulsiveness, greater brain activity Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety. The results, published online April 12 in Molecular Psychiatry, suggest that variations in the GABRA2 gene contribute to the risk of alcoholism by influencing...

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2011-04-05 06:15:00

Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink, a finding researchers say could someday lead to better treatments for alcoholism. The gene, known as "autism susceptibility candidate 2", or AUTS2, has previously been linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although its precise function is not understood.  It is most active in parts of the brain associated with neuropsychological reward mechanisms,...


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