Tag Archives: alcohol

Law Aimed at Reducing Drunken Boating Signed by Illinois Governor

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law aimed at reducing the number of people who operate a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. …

Study of Compulsive Drinking in Rats Could Lead to Treatment for Humans: Scientists

The results of a study of compulsive drinking habits in rats could one day lead to a treatment for similar behavior in humans, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. The treatment would only be effective if a person wanted to stop drinking, they say. …

Naval Bases Cut Back Sale Hours for Alcohol in Attempt to Reduce Sexual Assaults

The United States Navy announced it is cutting back the sale hours for alcohol at base stores, in an effort to reduce sexual assaults, The Washington Times reports. …

Drug Used to Treat Epilepsy and Weight Loss Could Help Reduce Cocaine Addiction

A drug prescribed for both epilepsy and weight loss may help reduce cocaine use in people addicted to cocaine and alcohol, a new study suggests. …

Most Women Who Drink Before Pregnancy Continue While Pregnant

Most women who drink before becoming pregnant continue consuming alcohol throughout their pregnancy, Australian researchers have found. …

Smoking and Heavy Drinking May Hasten Decline in Brain Function: Study

People who are both smokers and heavy drinkers have a faster decline in brain function, compared with those who don’t smoke and who drink moderately, a new study suggests. Smoking and heavy drinking is associated with a 36 percent quicker decline in cognitive function. …

Women Use More Moderate Words to Describe Drunkenness

Women are more likely to describe intoxication with moderate words such as “tipsy” or “buzzed,” while men tend to use harsher words such as “hammered” or “wasted,” according to a new study. …

Anti-Alcohol Policies in Schools More Effective If Students Think They Are Enforced

School anti-alcohol policies are more effective when students think they are being enforced, researchers at the University of Washington have found. Students’ perceptions of the policies’ enforcement are more important than the details of the policies. …

Small, Cheap Devices Measure Blood Alcohol Levels

A growing number of small, inexpensive personal devices measure a person’s blood alcohol level, providing drivers with an easier way to assess their fitness to drive. Experts warn the devices do not guarantee a person can drive safely, The New York Times reports. …

Tasting Alcohol at Early Age Common, Study Finds

A study of youth exposure to alcohol finds 37 percent of children in one Pennsylvania county had tasted alcohol by age 8, and two-thirds had tried it by the time they were 12. …