alcohol dependence

Punishment makes children more aggressive


February 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 7 (IANS) Corporal punishment makes children more aggressive and can harm them in the long term, says a study."Virtually without exception, these studies found that physical punishment was ... Read more...

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Immune cells govern response to alcohol


September 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Your immune cells could be governing your response to alcohol -- a finding that could help reduce alcohol dependence.Mark Hutchinson, research fellow at the University of ... Read more...

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Functional anomalies in brain linked to alcohol-dependence impulsivity


April 16th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): It is already known that alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control or, more precisely, the inability to choose large, delayed rewards rather than smaller ... Read more...

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Gambling problems ‘more common than drinking problems’


March 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions have found that after age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among adults than alcohol dependence, even ... Read more...

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Medication for alcohol dependence ‘works best in some people’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has found that naltrexone (Revia), one of the only medications approved for treating people with alcohol abuse problems, might only be effective in women and ... Read more...

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Why problem drinking during adolescence is never ‘just a phase’


February 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study of Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) has found that problem drinking during adolescence is never just a phase.Researchers used adolescent RAPI scores to examine diagnoses ... Read more...

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Liking for sweetness might help alcoholics kick the habit


February 13th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Alcoholics who have a sweet tooth are more likely to kick the habit using a common drug treatment, according to a new study.Naltrexone, a drug that blocks ... Read more...

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Heavy drinking in late adolescence linked to long-term alcohol problems


February 9th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Reducing drinking during late adolescence is likely to be important for preventing long-term adverse consequences of drinking, as well as protecting against more immediate harms, says a new ... Read more...

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Women involved in leisure activities consume less alcohol


February 8th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that women who are satisfied with everyday life and are involved in leisure activities rarely have problems with alcohol.Occupational ... Read more...

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Alcoholism delays, breaks marriages: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study claims that alcohol influences the time it takes to get married, as well as the overall length of the marriage.The study found that alcohol dependence ... Read more...

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Popping a pill can help treat alcoholism


December 15th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): An updated review of studies has confirmed that a little-used medication can help treat alcoholism.Twelve-step programs have been the mainstay for helping alcoholics to quit drinking, but a ... Read more...

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Childhood sexual, physical abuse linked to alcoholism in women


November 18th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that women who suffered sexual or physical abuse as children are more likely to abuse alcohol than are others.According to the study, women ... Read more...

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Excess of energy drinks drives alcohol dependency


November 17th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Many college students tend to have large quantities of energy drinks to stay awake but they are blissfully unaware how overindulgence could lead to bouts of heavy drinking ... Read more...

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Energy drink intake may lead to alcohol dependence


November 17th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has suggested that college students who frequently consume heavily-caffeinated energy drinks are more likely to become alcohol-dependent.Individuals who have a high frequency of energy ... Read more...

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Ozzy Osbourne’s genes may explain his survival, say scientists


November 4th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that Ozzy Osbourne's several genetic mutations are the likely reason he didn't die from drugs and alcohol abuse.Some of them "we've never seen ... Read more...

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High levels of stress hormone in recovering alcoholics ‘raise relapse risk’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): High levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse, a new study has found.Scientists at the University of Liverpool showed that cortisol, ... Read more...

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Tobacco tax hike could curb smoking


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 03 (ANI): Imposing higher taxes on tobacco items can reduce smoking among individuals with alcohol, drug or mental disorders, a study has found.The research from the David Geffen School of ... Read more...

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Opioid-blocking med reduces brain’s response to alcoholism cues


May 27th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Opioid blocker extended-release injectable naltrexone (XR-NTX) is able to reduce the brain's response to cues that may cause alcoholics to relapse, researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have reported.In ... Read more...

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Sleep-inducing genetic differences could offer protection against alcohol dependence


May 5th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Genetic differences in alcohol-metabolising enzymes, that make you sleepy when you drink, could significantly alter your risk for developing alcohol dependence (AD), according to a study.One variant ... Read more...

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Chromosome 11 implicated in alcohol dependence


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A genome-wide association study has found an association between alcohol dependence (AD) and a cluster of genes on chromosome 11."Previous studies have looked at one or a ... Read more...

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Depressed kids prefer intense taste of sweetness


February 11th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Blame both family history of alcoholism and a child's own reports of depression for his or her response to intense sweet taste, says new research. "We know that ... Read more...

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Gene variation protects some survivors of sexual abuse against alcohol


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that some adults sexually abused as children - and therefore at high risk ... Read more...

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How to improve postural sway among abstinent alcoholics


December 19th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Postural instability during quiet standing is a common and significant consequence of chronic alcoholism, even after prolonged sobriety. Now, researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine suggest this ... Read more...

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Genes that drive people to drink identified


October 27th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Genetic make up may predispose a person to indulge in booze more but may not raise one's genetic risk for alcoholism, says a new study.Published in the open ... Read more...

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Childhood risk factors for substance dependence identified


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified childhood risk factors for the development of future substance use disorders (SUD).Dr. Shirley Hill and her colleagues recruited children with either high or low familial ... Read more...

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Drinking early creates alcohol dependence


September 19th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) A new study led by an Indian American has found that people who begin drinking early are more likely to develop alcohol dependence (AD). The study says age ... Read more...

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Anxiety, depression much more common than thought


September 11th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The prevalence of anxiety, depression and drug dependency may be twice as high as the mental health community has been led to believe. Duke University psychologists Terrie Moffitt, Avshalom ... Read more...

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Mental disorders may be more common than previously believed


September 11th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): An international study suggests that the prevalence of anxiety, depression and substance dependency may be twice as high as the mental health community has been led to believe.Duke ... Read more...

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How binge drinking affects attention and working memory


August 12th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A new study on young Spanish university students has shown that binge drinkers expend more attentional effort to complete a given task, and that they also have problems ... Read more...

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Pegging one too many deflates confidence, causes unease


July 21st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) Excessive drinking actually deflates confidence and also causes greater unease and agitation, according to a new study. For many, drinking is an essential part of a night out with ... Read more...

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Family history reflects likelihood of mental illness


July 9th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Family history is enough to predict the risk of mental illness and how severe it is likely to be, according to the latest research. People are routinely queried ... Read more...

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Family history may help predict severity of mental disease


July 7th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers from Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) have revealed that family history can play a vital role in predicting the severity of mental disorder.They suggest ... Read more...

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New discovery to pave way for novel treatments of alcohol dependence


July 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a brain mechanism linked with alcohol addiction that involves the stomach hormone ghrelin, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for addictions like alcohol ... Read more...

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Binge drinking on the rise in US colleges


June 16th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Binge drinking among American teenagers and college students have been on the rise, leading to a high number of drinking related deaths, according to a new report. Drinking-related deaths ... Read more...

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Fighting parents make kids more prone to mental health problems in later life


May 28th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): People with parents who fight are more likely to have mental health problems in later life, a new study has found.In the study, published in the Journal of ... Read more...

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