Alcohol

5 Top Lessons from The Big Book of AA

There are many resources that provide help to people who are addicted to alcohol. While some people are able to overcome an addiction on their own, others need as much help as they can get. Once a person makes his or her way through a treatment program, they may wish to continue with a similar ….

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Alcohol Increases Cancer Risk

A new study has furthered the link between alcohol and cancer, finding one in ten cancers in men and one in 33 in women are caused by drinking. The study published in the British Medical Journal analyzed data from people in eight Western European countries, reports the London Evening Standard Cancers of the pharynx, esophagus ….

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Study Links Teen Drinking With Computer Use

A new study claims teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers than teens who don’t drink. The study, published in the online edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors, looked at the drinking and computer habits of 264 kids between the ages of 13 and 17. It found that teens who reported drinking ….

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Female Drunk Drivers Are “Distressed”

A new study has come up with a profile of the typical female drunk driver – a woman who is turning to alcohol because she is “distressed.” According to a report from the Press Association, the study out of the University of Nottingham said women who drink and drive are more likely to be older, better ….

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Kids Of Alcoholics Likely To Need Treatment As Adults

A new study has found that children of parents with a drinking problem are more likely to need alcohol treatment when they become adults. The study out of The University of Copenhagen said that when parents have “alcohol use disorders,” their children are more likely to have similar problems and require treatment at some point ….

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“Big Alcohol” Deserves More Scrutiny

We hear a lot about “Big Tobacco” and “Big Pharma,” but we don’t hear much about “Big Alcohol.” Well, one leading publication says we should. The journal PLoS Medicine said alcohol causes just as many problems as smoking and prescription drugs, and the industry should face similar scrutiny. The editorial says statistics about drinking are ….

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Doin’ The Right Thing At Colorado University

A recent announcement of reduced alcohol and drug abuse on campus doesn’t have Colorado University slowing down. In fact, they are upping their game. Last year’s statistics came out, showing a 10 percent decrease in alcohol and drug citations issued by campus police. That’s a major jump in the right direction. Especially since CU was ….

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You Can’t Blame The Booze

As excuses for bad behavior go, “I’d been drinking” is on par with “the devil made me do it.” In other words, we assume the bad decision was the result of impaired judgment. So much so that it’s used to explain everything from a fight to a poor choice of sexual partner. A new study ….

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Immune System Implicated In Alcohol’s Effects

It’s a cliché that plays out nightly in bars across the land. A drunk is identified because they lose the ability to remain stable. Cops use it in field sobriety tests. Comedians make fun of the slurred speech and inability to perform even the simplest tasks. And it is funny in that context; not so ….

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NY Law Allows Drinking At Movies

It’s predicted to be a boon for movie theatres in New York State. The law allows consumption of alcoholic beverages in business locations where food is served. This means you could conceivably take your beer or wine with you to watch the movie. For struggling movie houses, offering alcohol as part of the movie experience ….

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