Tag Archives: alcohol

In-Person Counseling Better Than Computer-Based Alcohol Interventions, Study Finds

Face-to-face interventions are more effective than computer-delivered programs to curb college drinking, a new study finds. …

Smoking Interferes with Veterans’ Sobriety Attempts, Study Finds

Veterans who smoke while trying to stop drinking have a more difficult time becoming sober than their peers who don’t smoke, a new study concludes. …

Some Groups in Low-Income Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Problem Drinking

Adults living in low-income neighborhoods are generally more likely to be non-drinkers, compared with people living in higher income areas—except for black and Hispanic men, a new study concludes. …

Marines Cited for Drunk Driving Required to Participate in New Program

Marines cited for drunk driving and other drinking-related incidents will be required to participate in a new program that focuses on early intervention, according to the Marine Corps Times. …

Secret Service Bans Agent Drinking on the Job

In the wake of a recent scandal involving alcohol and prostitutes, the Secret Service has announced a new policy that bans agents from drinking alcohol in the hotel where the president or other protected persons are staying. …

Heavy Smoking and Drinking May Hasten Onset of Pancreatic Cancer

A new study links heavy smoking and drinking with an earlier onset of pancreatic cancer. While the disease is generally diagnosed at an average age of 72, heavy smokers with pancreatic cancer were diagnosed at age 62, and heavy drinkers at age 61, the study found. …

Number of Teens Who Drink and Drive Fell 54 Percent Since 1991

The number of U.S. teens who drink and drive has decreased 54 percent since 1991, according to a new government report. Last year, 90 percent of high school students 16 and older said they don’t drink and drive. …

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Could Raise Heart Disorder Risk

Moderate drinking may increase the risk of the heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation in older people with heart disease or diabetes, a new study suggests. …

African-American Youth See Higher Levels of Alcohol Advertising, Study Finds

Africans-American youth are exposed to higher levels of alcohol advertising than children and teens of other racial groups, according to a new study. …

Treating Alcoholism Reduces Financial Burden on Families, Study Finds

Treating alcoholism saves families money, largely by cutting down on expenses related to alcohol and cigarettes, a new study finds. …