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Marketing alcohol with lower alcohol content can increase consumption, says study

05-01   Marketing alcohol with lower alcohol content can increase consumption, says study

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Marketing alcoholic beverages with lower alcohol content can ironically increase total alcohol consumption. This has been established by a recent study conducted by the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research at London South Bank University. As part of the government initiative to […]


Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction: Which Approach Works Best for Alcohol Use Disorder?

04-02   Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction: Which Approach Works Best for Alcohol Use Disorder?

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By Lise Millay Stevens Most people who achieve long-term sobriety practice abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Since the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, 12-step programs have endured as the gold standard for treating addiction; myriad 12-step programs have blossomed all over the globe. But 80 years have passed since the founding of AA. We’ve […]


Florida State University lifts ban on alcohol for fraternities and sororities

03-29   Florida State University lifts ban on alcohol for fraternities and sororities

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The indefinite alcohol ban imposed by the Florida State University (FSU) on all its 55 fraternities and sororities in November 2017 is all set to go away with the University authorities deciding to lift the restrictions. The university had banned the fraternities after the tragic death of 20-year-old student at an off-campus fraternity pledge. Talking […]


Glutamate levels in brain can play a role in alcohol relapse, says study

02-19   Glutamate levels in brain can play a role in alcohol relapse, says study

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Neurotransmitter glutamate could play a significant role in triggering addiction-related cravings, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Indiana University (IU). The researchers used magnetic resonance spectroscopy to scan the brains of people struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD) to demonstrate how extended booze use can cause glutamate levels to change in […]


Alcohol, drugs and suicide contributing to declining life expectancy of Americans

02-15   Alcohol, drugs and suicide contributing to declining life expectancy of Americans

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The last few years have seen groundbreaking medical advancements, the development of novel drugs and therapies and an improved understanding of human health and well-being. All these would normally be considered indicators of longer life expectancy. However, a report published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in December 2017 showed that life expectancy […]


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