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Marijuana Now More Popular Than Cigarettes on Campus

September 1, 2015

On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.


This Is the Only Thing That Actually Helps Hangovers

August 31, 2015

Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover.


Tying the Knot May Mean Less Drinking for Young Adults

August 11, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults.
Researchers looked at long-term data from an ongoing study of familial alcoholism to learn how people’s drinking habits changed between ages 18 […]


Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study

August 7, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Traditional face-to-face support groups are better than increasingly popular online support groups at helping people with substance abuse problems stay sober, a new study finds.
Researchers surveyed 141 women and 55 men, aged 18 to over 60, who used both types of support groups. More than 90 percent of […]


More Than 4 Million Americans Admit to Drunk Driving

August 7, 2015

A new study finds that close to 2 percent of adults—about 4.2 million people—admitted to driving while intoxicated at least once over the prior month.


Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

August 5, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have the most popular type of weight-loss surgery are far less able to handle alcohol after their procedure, a small, new study suggests.
“This surgery literally doubles the amount of alcohol that immediately enters your bloodstream,” explained study author Dr. Samuel Klein, director of […]


Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term

August 3, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.
The study found these programs could reduce drinking slightly among adults and college students. But they appeared to be ineffective for reducing binge drinking […]


Jealous Partners May Be More Likely to Be Problem Drinkers

July 29, 2015

Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests.


Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking

July 23, 2015

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking.
A team led by Jose Iparraguirre, chief economist at the British charity Age UK, found […]


Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

July 2, 2015

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) —
People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests.
Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, as well as other psychiatric disorders.
Study co-author Dawei Li, an assistant professor of microbiology and […]



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