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New findings into an alcohol dependence gene

Scientists have linked a gene, already identified with alcohol dependence, with a neurotransmitter involved in anxiety and relaxation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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