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Health Crisis — Alcohol use disorders in U.S. jump 50 percent

Americans are drinking more, a lot more, according to a study sponsored by a federal agency for alcohol research. The prevalence of alcohol abuse disorders has risen nearly 50 percent, creating a public health crisis.

Social media helps spot kids with alcohol problems

Analyzing data captured via social media can effectively identify children at risk from alcohol abuse, according to a new research study.

Chinese 'Baijiu drinking game' goes viral on social media

The Baijiu drinking game allegedly started on Dec. 20, because a man was late for a party. As punishment for arriving late, he had to swallow a 500-milliliter bottle of Baijiu in less than 10 seconds. Of course, he was videotaped.

Allowing alcohol in homeless shelters: A new model emerges

Seattle - A new experiment in Washington State suggests that allowing homeless shelter residents to consume alcohol on the premises–an uncommon practice in the U.S.–may be superior to the traditional abstinence-only approach.

Interview with country singer Marshall Dane: 'Alcohol Abuse' Special

Country music singer Marshall Dane chatted about his newest single "Alcohol Abuse" and he opened up about the story behind the song.

Review: Country singer Marshall Dane rocks on new single 'Alcohol Abuse' Special

If you like country singers Garth Brooks and Dierks Bentley, then you are in for a real treat with country singer Marshall Dane.

Rob Ford tells The O'Reilly Factor he is loving media attention

Toronto - The disgraced and crack cocaine-using Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has plenty to be ashamed about but on the contrary he claims that he is "loving this," referring to the media attention he continues to receive.

UK alcohol & drug abuse make it 'addiction capital' of Europe

UK think tank, the Centre for Social Justice, warn that booze and drug addictions are increasing and lead to family breakdown, debt and crime. UK has the highest addiction rate to hard drugs, like heroin, and women top the table for alcohol dependency.

Canadians consume 50% more alcohol than other countries

Toronto - A recent report from Canada's Center for Addiction and Mental Health has found that Canadians are drinking more alcohol that any other country surveyed.

Presence of specific gene triggers alcohol abuse in teenagers

A research team reveals that the presence of a specific type of gene in an individual could cause them to binge drink by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol.

Fire at drug addiction rehabilitation center in Lima kills 26

Lima - At least 26 people were killed and 10 injured this morning in a fire at a private rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol addiction in Lima, Peru.

Op-Ed: The minimum alcohol price and Sevareid's Law

Nineteen top doctors have put their names to a letter calling for a minimum price for alcohol, which they claim will save lives. They may know a lot about human biology, unfortunately, they appear to understand little or nothing about human nature.

Police say teens using vodka-soaked tampons to get drunk

Phoenix - Teenagers have found a new way of getting drunk by inserting vodka-soaked tampons into their vaginas, says a Phoenix police resource officer. And it's not just girls; boys are inserting the alcohol-drenched feminine hygiene products in their rectum.

CDC: Excessive alcohol consumption costs the US $223.5 billion

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost of excessive alcohol consumption to the United States exceeded $223 billion in 2006.

Study: Long work hours linked to alcohol abuse

Working at least 50 hours a week increases the risk of alcohol problems by up to three times, that’s according to a study by University of Otago, Christchurch in Australia.

'No more booze ads at Super Bowl' counter group declares

The big boys of beer better look out, as there is a counter movement to get them to withdraw booze ads, especially the sexy type, and to be appropriate for youth.

Ads for anti-drinking increases alcohol use according to study

Public service campaigns that use guilt and shame are not effective when it comes to alcohol abuse according to a study from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

No 'Smoking' Gun: Research Indicates Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Predict Drug, Alcohol Abuse

"Marijuana is not a "gateway" drug that predicts or leads to substance abuse, suggests a 12-year University of Pittsburgh study. Moreover, the study's findings call into question the long-held belief that has shaped governmental policy for six decades."

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