Free Healthy Living Email Newsletter
Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!

Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds

June 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests.
Researchers recruited 12 people being treated for alcoholism for the study. The volunteers went through a week-long detoxification program and then did two sessions of virtual reality therapy a week for five weeks.
The […]

Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds

June 15, 2015

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds.
Powdered alcohol was approved in March by U.S. regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll’s authors said.
The products, which will be sold in pouches, will be available in flavors […]

Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

June 11, 2015

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Underage drinking in the United States is declining. But, alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among American children, federal researchers reported Thursday.
The rate of current drinking (within the last month) among youngsters aged 12 to 20 fell from 29 percent in 2002 to 23 percent […]

3 in 10 Americans Have Drinking Problem at Some Point in Their Lives

June 3, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated, a new study found.
Alcohol use disorders are among the most common mental health problems […]

Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking

June 1, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that as a state’s alcohol laws get tougher, teen drinking rates drop — even if the laws are targeting adults and not teens.
“Nobody’s ever looked to see how policies explain big differences between kids’ drinking among different states,” said study co-author Dr. […]

A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.
The research suggests that about a billion people — more than 20 percent of the world’s adult population — smoke, and 240 million, or almost 5 percent, suffer […]

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

May 18, 2015

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.
Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new study.
The studies, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, were scheduled for presentation Monday […]

Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem

May 5, 2015

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 17 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. But not everyone can tell when heavy drinking crosses the line to alcoholism.
To help people identify when drinking becomes a problem, Dr. William Jacobs, chief of addiction medicine at Georgia Regents University’s Medical College of Georgia, […]

Substance Abuse Reported by About 1 in 10 American Workers

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in 10 full-time workers in the United States has had a recent substance abuse problem, a new government study reveals.
Analysis of data gathered between 2008 and 2012 from more than 111,500 adults with full-time jobs revealed that 9.5 percent of them had an alcohol or illicit-drug […]

Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says

April 14, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people who stick to alcohol alone, a new study reports.
These “simultaneous” users are also three times more likely to face social troubles as a result of drinking and marijuana […]


Free Healthy Living Email Newsletter
Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,245,636 other followers

Powered by WordPress.com VIP