Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholism’

Making the Most of Research

Each year, numerous scientific studies are completed to help us better understand addiction, but it’s not easy to translate that research into practical clinical use. It may be getting easier, though. The Psychology of Addictive Behaviors journal recently published a special issue devoted to National Institutes of Health-funded research aimed at integrating brain science and […]

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Location, Location, Location!

Does a person’s proximity to bars make them more likely to overindulge? A new study suggests it might. A Finland-based research study followed nearly 55,000 Finnish adults for seven years to track patterns related to alcohol consumption. The study found that those who moved closer to bars were likely to increase their drinking. When a […]

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Will a New Gadget Mean the End of DUIs?

Despite all the public service announcements, the police checkpoints and the threat of arrest, driving under the influence is still a big problem. Drunk driving continues to be involved in one-third of traffic-related deaths in the US — roughly 11,000 deaths per year. Technology is coming, though, that could make DUIs just a distant memory. […]

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The Alcohol-Opioid Connection

A new study shows why some people may find it so hard to stop drinking when others have no problem knowing when to say “when.” It can be hard to understand why an individual struggling with substance abuse seems unable to quit despite devastating negative consequences and a true desire to change. Now, a new […]

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The Heartbreak of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

One adoptive mother’s story serves as a cautionary tale for all women. Those warnings against drinking alcohol while pregnant are so ubiquitous these days that many of us just look right through them. Every expectant mom knows to trade in the cosmos and martinis for juice, water and milk during her pregnancy, right? But everyone […]

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FAA Boss Resigns After DUI

Blood alcohol limits aren’t just for pilots, they’re for FAA execs on the ground as well. If you’re a regular flyer, you may be surprised to find that pilots aren’t required to not drink before flying. Instead, the FAA has a limit of .04% when it comes to the blood alcohol content for commercial pilots. […]

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Mom Caught Drugging Babies

A mom is arrested after feeding her preschooler beer and her infant daughter tests positive for beer and cocaine. Parents are supposed to warn their kids about the dangers of drinking and drugs, not provide them! Unfortunately, a Connecticut mom didn’t get that memo, because she recently pleaded guilty to charges she forced her four-year-old […]

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