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Women With Alcohol Problems Seek Treatment Years Earlier Than Men: Study

Women do not experience alcohol problems or alcoholism earlier than men, but seek treatment four to five years sooner, a new study concludes. Women with alcohol problems request help after an average of 10 years, compared with 15 years for men. …

Moderate Drinkers May Gain Less Weight Than Heavier or Lighter Drinkers

Recent research suggests people who drink moderately—about two glasses a day for men, and one for women—may gain less weight than those who drink heavily or don’t drink at all, according to The Wall Street Journal. …

Wal-Mart Aims to Significantly Boost Sales of Alcohol

Wal-Mart is taking steps to significantly boost alcohol sales, Bloomberg News reports. The company is devoting more shelf space to alcohol, offering discounts on beer and doubling the number of company alcohol buyers. …

Random Alcohol Tests Instituted at Illinois High School

Students at a high school in Illinois will be randomly tested for alcohol this year, according to ABC News. The test uses hair samples. …

More Than One-Third of Pedestrians Killed in 2011 Were Drunk: Government Report

A new government report shows 37 percent of U.S. pedestrians killed in 2011 were drunk, USA Today reports. Thirty-five percent of those killed had blood alcohol levels that were at or above the legal limit for driving. …

Mother’s High-Fat, Sugary Diet Could Raise Child’s Risk of Substance Abuse: Rat Study

Mothers who consume a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with an increased vulnerability to drug or alcohol abuse, a study of rats suggests. …

Alcohol a Top Factor in Many Fatal Crashes Involving Recreational Boats

Alcohol plays a major role in almost 20 percent of deadly crashes that involve recreational boats, according to The Journal News. …

U.S. Postal Service Considers Delivering Alcoholic Beverages to Raise Revenue

The U.S. Postal Service is considering delivering alcoholic beverages as a way to raise revenue, according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. He told the Associated Press alcohol deliveries could raise as much as $50 million annually. …

More States Protecting Retailers from Being Liable for Alcohol-Related Harms

In recent years, a growing number of states have passed laws protecting retailers from being liable for harms caused by customers served alcohol illegally, according to a new study. …

Treatment for Alcohol Abuse Drops in Pregnant Women, While Drug Treatment Rises

The percentage of pregnant women in substance abuse treatment programs who were being treated for alcohol abuse decreased between 2000 and 2010, according to a new government report. During the same decade, the percentage of pregnant women in these programs being treated for drug abuse rose. …