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Op-Ed: Addiction: Recovery is possible Special

In the United States, more than 7 million children live with a parent with an alcohol problem. (SAMHSA) Alcohol usage in these families affects the children. Today, 1 in 5 people report that they grew up with an alcoholic parent.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon

One in 10 deaths among adults due to excessive drinking

Washington - In the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Alcoholic Florida judge charged with DUI after accident

Fort Lauderdale - When Gisele Pollack was designated to sit in a special drug court in Broward County, it was believed her alcoholism would be a benefit in helping her understand addicted defendants. After her arrest two days ago, it is thought perhaps enough is enough.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Mutated gene possible cause for excessive drinking

Alcoholism has been deemed to be cause of 1 in 25 deaths worldwide. A study conducted by UK scientists say that a gene mutation could be linked to excessive drinking.
In the Media by Annapoorna Prabhu

Economic burden of alcohol abuse in the U.S. revealed

Excessive alcohol use causes a large economic burden to states and the District of Columbia, costing an average of $2.9 billion per state, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Treating alcoholism by blocking memories

Is it possible to treat alcoholism by blocking memories? New research on rats suggests that this might be possible through drug treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum - 5 comments

Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk in later life

A study has found that being stressed and emotional as a child may be linked with heart disease in the middle age, mostly women. Children with trouble focusing were at a higher risk of developing heart disease in later life.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

How alcohol 'disrupts sleep cycles'

London - Do you enjoy a 'night-cap' at bedtime? Many people enjoy an alcoholic drink before they retire for the night, believing it will aid a restful night. On the contrary it may disturb your slumber.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Inmates file suit, blame alcohol for their crimes

Boise - Five Idaho inmates have filed a lawsuit against eight beer, wine and liquor companies claiming alcohol is responsible for them being sent to prison.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

Genetic factors linked to alcoholism

New research indicates that genetic factors, as well as environmental and social reasons, can lead to some people becoming alcoholics.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Baby boomers ‘drink too much’

Individuals in the baby boomer generation, who drink excessive quantities of alcohol, are proving a large burden for the health services, according to a report issued by a charity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Irish author battles demons, with some angelic help Special

Dublin - Binge-drinking during the Victoria Day weekend in Canada is nothing new. Irish author Catherine Barry knows all about heavy drinking. The reformed alcoholic documents the horrors of rehab and recovery in her 2011 book, Charlie And Me (New Island).
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Son dumps over $2,000 of mom's alcohol stash down the toilet

Christopher Delbert-Alexander Sanders wanted to help his recovering alcoholic mother in a big way. He chose to help her by dumping her alcohol collection, worth over $2,000 down the toilet.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly - 1 comment

US-style electronic sobriety test piloted for London criminals

London - Criminals committing drink-related crime in London are to be offered an electronic tagging option as an alternative to prison. The sobriety test is based on an idea copied from South Dakota.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Study: Bad economy equals more drinking

Previous studies have found that health improved during economic downturns, possibly because unemployment meant fewer funds available for behaviors that could harm health, like excessive drinking. But new research has suggested the opposite may be true.

Parental behavior primary influence on teenagers' drinking

York - It’s the role of parents and friends that casts the primary influence on a teenager’s inclination to drinking, concludes a new survey in the United Kingdom.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 6 comments

European study shows link between alcohol consumption and cancer

In a large Europe-wide study published in the British Medical Journal, excessive alcohol consumption beyond standard government recommendations was linked to notable incidents of cancer.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Britain's youngest alcoholic

London - A three-year-old child was treated for alcoholism at a British hospital. This was mentioned by the NHS, public health care system statistics, released on Monday. He is believed to be Britain's youngest ever alcoholic.
In the Media by Jose Neves - 4 comments

Charlie Sheen defends comments, says he's not an anti-semite

After participating in a rambling radio interview where he attacked the producers of the CBS hit 'Two and a Half Men,' actor Charlie Sheen was accused of anti-semitism over his remarks - an accusation he soundly denies.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Alcoholism When One Drink is too many

New York - Shadows of an empire that could send a man to the moon and build a skyscraper and split an atom still cannot split a drunk from a drink.
In the Media by William Charles Baker - 3 comments

Study links sweet tooth in children, depression, alcoholism

Scientists from a research institute in Philadelphia in the U.S. have concluded a sweet tooth in children may be indicative of a history of alcoholism in their family or a sign they are suffering from depression.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 1 comment

Link Found Between Depression, Alcoholism and Mood

While folks debate whether alcoholism is a disease, perhaps new scientific information will help put some questions to rest. Science has found a link between alcoholism and depression.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 5 comments

Op-Ed: This St. Patrick's Day a New Look at Alcohol Ingestion and Health

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, a new alcohol awareness site from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism aims to help imbibers understand the limits and the damages of drinking too much.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Has A 'Cure' For Alcoholism Been Discovered Or Not?

So far, a French cardiologist has claimed that he may have found the “cure” for alcoholism. It brings a debate on whether if he is for real or not.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Could Coffee Help Recovering Alcoholics?

In a study earlier this year, researchers found that coffee may counteract alcohol’s harmful effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis. However, a new study conducted by Vanderbilt University suggests coffee may play a bigger role in alcoholism.
In the Media by Carolyn Neblett - 3 comments

Why Calling Addiction a Disease Could Do More Harm Than Good

New U.S. bills and recent scientific research wants to classify drug and alcohol addiction as a disease. But the outcome of the name change could have dire effects on addicts who can just blame their brain for their cravings.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 8 comments
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