Tag Archives: alcohol

Study Finds Movies Feature More Alcohol and Less Tobacco

Depictions of drinking alcohol in movies increased between 1996 and 2009, while smoking scenes decreased, according to a new study. …

New Psychiatric Manual Combines Alcohol Disorders

The newly released update to psychiatry’s diagnostic manual combines problem drinking and alcoholism into a single condition known as “alcohol use disorder,” which some experts say could lead binge drinkers to be mislabeled as alcoholics. …

More Americans Engage in Heavy Drinking, CDC Finds

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds an increase in the percentage of adults who had five or more drinks in one day at least once in the past year. The prevalence of adult smoking remained unchanged in most age groups, but declined among young adults. …

Starting to Drink at Younger Age Linked With Heavier Drinking Later in Life

The earlier a person starts drinking, the greater the chance he or she will consume more alcohol later in life, according to a new study of humans and rats. People who start drinking during puberty consume more alcohol later in life than those who start drinking later. …

College Binge Drinking More Likely Among Female Students Than Males

Female college students are more likely than their male peers to drink more alcohol than is recommended by government guidelines, Harvard University researchers have found. …

Heavy Drinkers Who Smoke May Have More Problems With Memory

People who drink heavily and smoke may have more signs of early aging of the brain, including problems with memory, quick thinking and problem solving, compared with heavy drinkers who are nonsmokers. …

Parents, Schools Try to Attract Students to Alcohol-Free After-Prom Events

Schools, parents and civic organizations around the country are trying to attract high school students to alcohol-free supervised events after their prom, Reuters reports. Some are offering expensive door prizes including iPads and even cars. …

Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco Most Common Mental Health Problem in Teens

Addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco are the most common mental health problems in teenagers, a new government report concludes. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed problem overall in youth ages 3 to 17. …

Advocates Urge LivingSocial to Stop Promoting Events Mixing Guns and Alcohol

Gun control advocacy groups are urging the daily deal website LivingSocial to stop promoting events that mix guns and alcohol, The Hill reports. …

Doctors Should Ask and Counsel Adult Patients About Drinking, Report Advises

Primary care physicians should ask their adult patients about their drinking habits, and counsel those whose alcohol use is risky, according to a new report. …