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2014-03-28 23:27:33

With the vast majority of the rich shunning treatment and dropping out of AA in large numbers, the Last Call Program has expanded programs for clients who place value on anonymity, treatment outside of the healthcare industry, and the success of Sobrexa. Gallup Survey shows Americans with higher education levels and higher income are more likely to booze. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 With alcohol abuse on the rise, the Last Call Program recently completed an analysis of the relationship...

Smartphone App Helps Recovering Alcoholics Stay Sober
2014-03-28 05:48:55

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A sobering new app is in the works from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through research, the group is developing an app that appears to help patients with alcohol use disorder to deal with triggers. The app will help patients leaving a residential recovery program, Time's Alexandra Sifferlin reports. The app has audio-guided relaxation techniques. It also has alerts that signal when a patient enters high-risk...

2014-03-26 16:01:18

Arthritis in adulthood is linked to parental addictions during childhood, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a medical professional. Investigators found that 14.5 per...

2014-03-26 10:46:42

Among university students in New Zealand, a web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention program produced a modest reduction in the amount of alcohol consumed per drinking episode but not in the frequency of drinking, overall amount consumed, or in related academic problems, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA. Unhealthy alcohol use is common among young people, including university students. Using an internet site to screening students for unhealthy alcohol use and...

Alcohol's Role In Traffic Deaths Vastly Underreported: Study
2014-03-25 08:24:30

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs It's no secret that drinking and driving can be a deadly mix. But the role of alcohol in U.S. traffic deaths may be substantially underreported on death certificates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Between 1999 and 2009, more than 450,000 Americans were killed in a traffic crashes. But in cases where alcohol was involved, death certificates frequently failed to list alcohol as a cause of...

2014-03-20 23:04:27

Narconon Freedom Center drug rehab program is kicking off their national campaign for Alcohol Awareness Month this April to educate people on the dangers of alcohol and prevent alcohol abuse. Albion, Michigan (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Narconon Freedom Center Releasing New Information on Alcohol Abuse During Alcohol Awareness Month This year, Narconon Freedom Center is launching a national campaign to get as much literature as possible out to the public for Alcohol Awareness Month this April....

2014-03-15 23:03:23

Philadelphia auto accident attorney Randall C. Flager of Flager & Associates, PC, is asked to comment on findings that even small amounts of alcohol consumed by drivers can raise the risk of accidents. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 A recent nationwide study revealing that even a legally acceptable amount of alcohol consumption will increase the risk of a driver being involved in a deadly car accident illustrates just how dangerous drinking and driving can be, according to...

Researchers Identify Decision-making Center Of The Brain
2014-03-11 13:03:32

April Reese Sorrow, University of Georgia Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions. Studying how these cost-benefit decisions are made when choosing to consume alcohol, University of Georgia associate professor of psychology James MacKillop identified distinct profiles of brain activity that are present when making...

Study Finds One Drink May Be One Too Many For Older Drivers
2014-03-07 14:03:21

[ Watch The Video: Older Drivers Can’t Handle Their Alcohol ] Morgan Sherburne, University of Florida You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver. So, baby boomers, what you suspected is true: you can’t party like you used to. Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D., a professor in the departments of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Florida and doctoral candidate...

2014-03-04 13:20:27

-Studies examining the potential health benefits of moderate drinking generally focus on average levels of drinking rather than drinking patterns. -A new study shows that, among older moderate drinkers, those who binge drink have a significantly greater mortality risk than regular moderate drinkers. Numerous studies have highlighted the purported association between moderate drinking and reduced mortality. However, these analyses have focused overwhelmingly on average consumption, a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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