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10 Not-So-Subtle-Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

Has your drinking crossed the line from a way to relax every once in a while into a serious problem? Here are some not-so-subtle signs that your drinking habits have gotten out of hand. 1. You’re The Life of the Party – And It Shows You like to let loose and it doesn’t go unnoticed. […]

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Posted in Drug Addiction, Helpful Articles

Should You Give Up Drinking Because of Strong Urge to Smoke?

If you’re in the habit of smoking only when you drink and hang out with friends, you’re a social smoker and you may think that you aren’t harming your health. This kind of intermittent smoking may not be as risky as daily smoking, but it may be causing more damage than you realize. If alcohol is your trigger for smoking, it may be time to rethink how you drink.

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Posted in Addiction Research

Can Your Eye Color Shed Light on Your Drinking?

They say the eyes are a window to the soul, but they might also provide information on your drinking habits.

Individuals with light-colored eyes may be at greater risk for developing alcohol dependence than their brown-eyed compatriots, genetic researchers from the University of Vermont reported in the July issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 

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Posted in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Vitamin D Deficiency Greatly Increases Risk for Alcoholic Hepatitis

New findings from a team of French researchers point to a substantial increase in alcoholic hepatitis risks in alcohol-dependent people with severe vitamin D deficiencies.

Significant numbers of people who routinely consume excessive amounts of alcohol will develop alcoholic hepatitis, one of three interrelated conditions jointly known as alcoholic liver disease. In a study published in May 2015 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers from three French institutions assessed the impact that a serious vitamin D deficiency has on the alcoholic hepatitis risks of any person affected by diagnosable alcohol dependence (i.e., alcoholism). These researchers identified major vitamin D deficiency in the target population group as a unique alcoholic hepatitis risk factor.

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Posted in Addiction Research, Mental Health

Marijuana Linked to Increased Risk for Alcoholism, Problem Gambling

Marijuana/cannabis users have higher rates for alcohol use disorder and problem gambling than people who do not use the drug, a team of American and British researchers has found.

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Posted in Alcoholism, Helpful Articles

When Self-Reporting, People Underestimate Alcohol Consumption by Nearly 50 Percent

Self-reporting survey methods sometimes lead to serious underestimation of drinking levels in several population groups, according to new findings from a team of Australian researchers.

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Binge Drinking Deaths More Common in Older Men

We often assume that binge drinking is a problem associated with young people—the underage millennials guzzling Four Lokos—but in reality, deaths from alcohol poisoning are more common in older men, according to CDC data. It seems we have been putting too much emphasis on the problem of excessive drinking among youth and missing the true problem—alcoholism among older adults—in the process.

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Posted in Alcoholism

The Growing Problem of Substance Abuse in Older People

It’s no longer just teens you need to worry about overdrinking or abusing drugs. Turns out your parents or even grandparents are increasingly binge drinkers and pain pill abusers, and the problem is tackled in a new book, Substance Use and Older People.

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Snus Use Steeply Increases Odds for Alcoholism

Use of the smokeless tobacco product snus can sharply increase the chances that an adult will develop alcoholism by the time he or she reaches middle age, according to new research findings from a team of Swedish scientists.

Consumption of nicotine/tobacco in the form of cigarettes is firmly linked to increased odds for the eventual development of physical alcohol dependence (commonly known as alcoholism). In a study published in February 2015 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from several branches of Sweden’s Umea University explored the potential connection between alcohol dependence and the use of a form of smokeless tobacco called snus. These researchers concluded that snus use substantially increases the risks for developing this condition during middle age.

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Alcoholism, Cannabis Use Disorder Go Hand-in-Hand

Alcohol use disorder and cannabis use disorder are frequently co-occurring or comorbid substance problems in both teenagers and adults, a group of U.S.-based researchers report.

Comorbid conditions are health problems that appear together in one person and cause more difficulties for that person than they would on their own. In a study published in January 2015 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from the Oregon Research Institute looked for signs of overlap between alcohol use disorder and cannabis use disorder in men and women as they gradually move from adolescence to adulthood. These researchers concluded that the two substance-related issues are comorbid, although the closeness of their connection typically varies over time.

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