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2013-07-31 23:26:46

As back-to-school approaches, one organization has compiled a list of safe ride programs across the country, in an effort to teach parents and their teens safe and convenient alternatives to drinking and driving. As binge drinking among adolescents remains a national problem, this list serves as a beneficial resource to parents and young people alike. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Thousands of Americans drink and drive each day, and alcohol remains one of the most widely abused...

2013-07-25 23:22:31

Hangover Heaven, the only licensed medical clinic in the world dedicated to the treatment of hangovers, has surpassed 10,000 hangovers. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Founded by veteran anesthesiologist Dr. Jason Burke, Hangover Heaven is the only licensed medical facility in the world dedicated to the prevention and treatment of veisalgia, which is commonly referred to as a hangover. Having garnered international recognition for discovering an IV hangover cure that can be...

2013-07-22 23:21:35

A drunk grandmother had her 10-year old grandson drive her and two others home. Those with an alcohol addiction should check into a professional detox center like Harbor Village and get the medically supervised assistance needed for recovery. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 According to the Times Picayune Greater New Orleans article, Intoxicated woman had 10-year-old grandson drive home, Kenner Police say, on 6/12, a drunk 54-year old woman, Brenda Byrd of Kenner, Louisiana, allowed her...

2013-07-19 14:40:18

As a class, people who don't drink at all have a higher mortality risk than light drinkers. But nondrinkers are a diverse bunch, and the reasons people have for abstaining affects their individual mortality risk, in some cases lowering it on par with the risk for light drinkers, according to a University of Colorado study. Multiple studies have shown that the likelihood of dying for people who drink increases as they consume more alcohol. Those same studies have shown that a person's...

2013-07-19 12:00:41

This is despite national downward trends in alcohol mortality, say authors There has been a "worrying" increase in alcohol related deaths among young women in England and Scotland, since the middle of the last decade, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. This is despite an overall fall in such deaths in both countries since the mid 2000s, say the authors, who describe the trends as a warning signal that must be heeded. The researchers...

2013-07-16 23:22:49

An Indian reservation is considering ending its ban on alcohol to help fund substance abuse treatment and prevention. This news story shows how important it is to obtain quality alcohol care at a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 In an article by The Fix, an addiction and recovery news source, titled http://www.thefix.com/content/indian-tribe-moves-towards-legalizing-alcohol91896 on 7/10, it was reported that after 100 years,...

2013-07-11 12:58:13

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers from UCL (University College London) found that smokers who drank alcohol heavily had a 36% faster cognitive decline compared to non-smoking moderate drinkers. Smoking and heavier alcohol consumption often co-occur, and their combined effect on cognition may be larger than the sum of their individual effects. The research team...

2013-07-11 11:04:50

Several human and animal studies have shown a relationship between a preference for highly sweet tastes and alcohol use disorders. Furthermore, the brain mechanisms of sweet-taste responses may share common neural pathways with responses to alcohol and other drugs. A new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has found that recent drinking is related to the orbitofrontal-region brain response to an intensely sweet stimulus, a brain response that may serve as an important...

2013-07-11 11:03:22

-An individual enters adolescence with personality characteristics and life experiences already accumulated. -A new study evaluates the impact of childhood temperament on later alcohol use/problems. -Results show that childhood temperament prior to age five predicts adolescent alcohol use and problems at age 15.5 years, even after controlling for socio-demographic factors and parental alcohol problems. Most risk and protective factors for alcohol use have roots in early childhood. In...

Women Describe Their Intoxication With Softer Language
2013-07-11 10:20:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When drinking, it can be difficult to accurately describe to anyone else precisely how you are feeling. This isn't because inebriation has left you without your faculties, however. According to a new study from the University at Buffalo, SUNY, people use different words like "hammered" or "tipsy" to describe their level of intoxication. More specifically, however, men and women tend to use these words differently to describe how...