Posts tagged with ‘alcohol’
Alcohol appears in various products, but most familiar are alcoholic beverages that include ethanol, a psychoactive drug that depresses the central nervous system. Heavier drinkers develop higher tolerances to alcohol’s effects as the brain and body adjust to accept the constant presence of alcohol in the system. Over-consumption of alcohol can result in alcohol poisoning.
A new study suggests that parenting style doesn’t influence whether a teen tries alcohol, but it does play an important role on whether a teen begins binge drinking, or having more than five drinks in one session. Researchers from Brigham Young University surveyed about 5,000 adolescents between ages 12 and 19 about their relationship with their parents and their own drinking habits.
A new study from the Netherlands found that many adolescents suffer from sleep problems, and some may start abusing alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate.
A new study by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has found that more than a third of drinkers 60 years old and older consume amounts of alcohol that are excessive or that are potentially harmful in combination with certain diseases they may have or medications they may be taking.
Almost 2.5 million women are alcoholics, and many of them are busy juggling families and careers. ABC 7’s Health Specialist Denise Dador takes a look at how these "cocktail moms" go from happy hour to addiction.
The number of alcohol-related deaths in Britain has more than doubled since the early 1990s, official figures show. The Press Association writes that a total of 9,031 people died as a result of alcohol consumption in 2008, up from 4,023 in 1992, despite increased awareness of the harm drinking too much can cause.
Studies of alcohol use and cognition among the elderly are rare and have mixed results, but a study of drinking among the elderly in Brazil has found that heavy alcohol use is associated with more memory and cognitive problems than mild-to-moderate alcohol use, especially among women. Results will be published in the April 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that binge drinking and alcohol abuse should be tackled through higher taxes on alcoholic drinks and tighter marketing regulations.
A recent study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) demonstrates that online interventions for problem drinkers can be help change alcohol habits.
Driving while impaired (DWI) contributes significantly to traffic crashes, and is involved in more than one-third of all fatalities. Many DWI recidivists (drinking drivers who re-offend) do not participate in mandated alcohol-evaluation and intervention programs, or they continue to drink problematically after their licenses have been re-issued.