Category results for "Alcohol"

Mother’s Smoking Not Linked to Children’s Substance Abuse

Mothers’ smoking during pregnancy probably does not lead to substance abuse in their children, as earlier studies suggested, according to researchers at Indiana University.

Half of Addiction Counselors Say It’s OK for Some Patients to Drink Occasionally

A survey of addiction counselors finds almost half say it is acceptable for at least some of their patients to drink from time to time. The survey included 913 members of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors.

Living Near Bars May Increase Risk of Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests

Living near bars may increase the risk of heavy drinking, a new study suggests.

Half of HIV Patients Skip Medications When They Drink Alcohol

About half of HIV patients skip taking their medication while they are drinking alcohol, a new study finds. The researchers say not taking the medication could endanger patients’ health.

Two Medications Good First Option for Treating Alcoholism, Study Finds

An analysis of studies that evaluated two medications used to treat alcoholism concludes they are a good first option for people who want treatment but wish to avoid an inpatient program.

Male Veterans More Likely Than Civilians to Seek Treatment for Heavy Alcohol Use

Male veterans with a history of heavy alcohol use are more likely than civilians to seek treatment. They are also more likely to report better overall health, and to be less depressed, according to a study presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

Physician Addiction Treatment Programs Have Too Little Oversight, Experts Say

Programs designed to treat physicians’ substance use disorders have too little oversight and no clear standards, according to two experts from Harvard Medical School.

A Few Drinks a Day Can Affect Brain: Rat Study

A new study in rodents suggests that having a few drinks a day can adversely affect the brain.

Doctor Visits for Drug or Alcohol Use Increased 70% Between 2001 and 2009

The number of doctor visits for substance use disorders increased 70 percent among American adults between 2001 and 2009, according to a new study. The increase appears to be driven in large part by prescription drug abuse, the researchers said.

“Love Hormone” Oxytocin May Block Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

The hormone oxytoxin, known as the “love hormone” because of its role in social bonding, may help block symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, a new small study suggests.

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