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16 April
Early intervention effective in diminishing AUD among teenagers
By Rachael

Early intervention effective in diminishing AUD among teenagers

The findings of a new study revealed that substance abuse preventive interventions reduce the likelihood of the onset of alcohol use disorders (AUD) among middle school students during adulthood. This comes in the wake of the earlier finding that early exposure to alcohol escalates the risk of developing alcoholism in adulthood. The study surveyed the impact […]

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23 June
Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study
By Rachael

Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study

Defying every social stigma and taboo, alcohol, today, has become an intrinsic part of culture in many countries. Factors like easy availability and wide acceptability have given an uninterrupted access to alcohol to millions of people, irrespective of their age, gender, race, social status, etc. This has further reduced the minimum drinking age, with more […]

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16 May
Why women drink?
By Rachael

Why women drink?

I didn’t get drunk, but I liked how the wine took the edge off my day … if the alcohol failed to take away the sadness, it made the feeling blurrier,” said Helen, the principal protagonist of the novel, “Under the Influence,” written by the bestselling author Joyce Maynard. It is a fact that women […]

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04 April
Brain chemistry behind link between stress and excessive drinking, finds study
By Rachael

Brain chemistry behind link between stress and excessive drinking, finds study

One can feel stressed due to myriad reasons and the method of handling stress varies from person to person. Many a times, people take to drinking to overcome stress, though the brain chemistry interlinking stress and alcohol is not known yet. A group of scientists recently suggested that a detailed investigation of the brain chemistry […]

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28 March
Change in gender roles might be pushing women toward alcohol, says study
By Rachael

Change in gender roles might be pushing women toward alcohol, says study

Alcohol has always been linked to men, but lately, it has been gaining popularity among women too. According to the common perception, the prevalence of drinking along with associated adverse effects are limited to men, and women are believed to consume alcohol at a much lower level. But a recent study will help change the […]

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27 February
Discussing alcohol – Part 2: Alcohol-medications interplay can be risky for older adults
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol – Part 2: Alcohol-medications interplay can be risky for older adults

The warning and instructions on medicine packages usually direct the user how to take the drugs, about its effects and to consult a doctor before using it. It also warns about the risks of mixing the medication with alcohol. Some medications, when mixed with alcohol, can cause sleepiness, drowsiness or lightheadedness. In other cases, alcohol […]

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08 February
Cues to recognize symptoms of alcohol use disorder
By Rachael

Cues to recognize symptoms of alcohol use disorder

The most commonly used addictive substance in the United States and the world over is alcohol. However, consumption of too much alcohol makes one susceptible to various health risks. Symptoms of problem drinking can be hard to detect when they are mild. It is always beneficial to know the signs of alcohol abuse so that […]

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31 January
Managing alcohol withdrawal syndrome for healthy and happy life
By Rachael

Managing alcohol withdrawal syndrome for healthy and happy life

Alcohol abuse is prevalent in the American society, usually in the form of binge drinking and heavy drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as “a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above.” Young adults, generally, are prone to […]

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