Forty years ago, LSD was used in the treatment of alcoholics - with good results. Perhaps it's time to look at it again?
Addiction Mar 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
The more sex partners young adults have the more likely they are to go on to develop alcohol or cannabis dependence disorders in young adulthood, according to new University of Otago research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 15, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—By administering a simple behavioral test, Yale researchers were able to predict which mice would later exhibit alcoholism-related behaviors such as the inability to stop seeking alcohol ...
Neuroscience Aug 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A study of a controversial housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that during their first two years in the building residents cut their heavy ...
Health Jan 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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Prior to the 1984 passage of a uniform drinking-age limit of 21 years in the U.S., many states permitted the legal purchase of alcohol at age 18. These lower drinking ages have been associated with several adverse outcomes ...
Health Nov 15, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
A study suggests a lower risk of coronary heart disease from alcohol, even with hazardous drinking.
Addiction Apr 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Being impulsive can lead us to say things we regret, buy things we really don't need, engage in behaviors that are risky and even develop troublesome addictions. But are different kinds of hastiness and rashness embedded ...
Genetics Nov 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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Health Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Many studies have found that problem drinking is related to subsequent unemployment; however, the reverse association is unclear. Some studies have found that unemployment can increase total drinking, alcohol disorders, and/or ...
Addiction Aug 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Despite the popular belief among parents that having children shortens their lives, the reverse seems to be true, particularly for women, indicates a large study of childless couples, treated for infertility, and published ...
Health Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Aerobic exercise may help prevent and perhaps even reverse some of the brain damage associated with heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
Addiction Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety.
Genetics Apr 12, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a new study from the University ...
Health May 23, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
For problem drinkers, bouts of depressive symptoms are often the direct result of their heavy alcohol intake, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Addiction Feb 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1 |
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