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2012-11-09 13:57:28

-Young adult women are engaging in heavy drinking behavior in greater numbers. -A new study has looked at the influence of impulsivity-related traits and drinking motives on symptoms of alcohol dependence (AD) among college women in their first semester. -Findings indicate an impulsivity trait called 'negative urgency' can predict increases in AD symptoms. An increasing number of women entering young adulthood engage in heavy drinking behavior, placing them at risk of developing alcohol...

2012-11-09 13:55:49

-Prior research has shown that "pre-drinking" by young people leads to heavier drinking and greater harm. -A study using Internet cell-phone questionnaires examined pre-drinking by young adults in Switzerland. -Results showed that pre-drinking, when combined with subsequent on-premise drinking, is associated with almost twice-as-heavy consumption and adverse outcomes. Previous research from the U.S. and the U.K. has shown that "pre-drinking" or "frontloading" often leads to heavy...

2012-11-05 12:25:44

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol consumption is more socially acceptable than ever before. In fact, 17.6 million people abuse alcohol or have an alcohol dependency.[1] Yet many do not realize there are health problems associated with drinking alcohol in moderation. According to Caron Treatment Centers, a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, alcohol should be regarded as a substance with serious health risks. "There is a...

Living Near A Bar Can Make You Drink More
2012-11-04 07:14:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The closer you live to a bar, the greater the chance you could become a heavy drinker according to a new study published recently in the journal Addiction. The study, conducted by a team of researchers in Finland, looked at more than 54,000 adults living in that country from 2000 through 2009, and discovered those who lived closer to bars or pubs were more likely to increase the average amount of alcohol they consume on a regular...

2012-11-01 10:29:16

One drink increases brain's functional connectivity Short-term alcohol intake can increase the activity of functional connections across the human brain when it is at rest, according to research published Oct 31 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Panagiotis Bamidis and colleagues from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Previous studies have shown that alcohol intake increases transmission of signals by the neurotransmitter GABA, present in 40% of the connections...

2012-10-26 11:26:15

DENVER, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released data on individuals monitored every 30 minutes for alcohol consumption shows drinking increases 20.4% on a weekday Halloween, and nearly 25% the weekend prior, compared to drinking the rest of the year. The data was compiled by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, which monitors heavy drinkers 24/7 to ensure compliance with court- or treatment-mandated sobriety. For these individuals, drinking is a violation, and the consequence is often jail time,...

Moderate Drinking Bad For Brain Health
2012-10-26 12:09:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There have been numerous scientific studies that show how a glass or two of red wine can help promote cardiovascular and brain health. However, a new study by Rutgers University indicates that there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking. The study published in the journal Neuroscience found that moderate to binge drinking significantly reduces the structural integrity of the adult brain. “Moderate drinking...

2012-10-24 11:25:06

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nightclub & Bar is once again teaming up with Technomic, Inc., a consulting and market research firm specializing in food, beverage and hospitality, to develop the latest Top 100 roster -- the nation's only annual listing of high-volume nightlife venues. The process begins with the Top 100 survey, which identifies the largest-volume nightclub, bar and lounge venues in the U.S. "We are excited to kick off this survey and work with Nightclub &...

2012-10-23 11:22:16

BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kairos Productions LLC proudly announces that My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic, an award-winning feature-length educational documentary on women and alcohol, will make its West Coast premiere at theLos Angeles REEL Recovery Festival onFriday, October 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at theLaemmle Monica 4-plex cinema. The film made its American premiere at the New York venue of the festival in September, and will be shown at the Fort...

2012-10-21 04:01:50

Binge drinking dangers highlighted. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 20, 2012 A study from the scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that binge-drinking causes marked brain damage. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on two groups of rats, the first of which were given alcohol to drink daily. The second group was restricted to drinking three times per week, every other day. The group of rats, whose drinking was restricted...