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Men and Women Are Helped Differently by Alcoholics Anonymous

Men and women benefit in different ways from Alcoholics Anonymous, a new study suggests. …

Study Finds Possible Link Between Gene Variation and Teen Binge Drinking

Scientists in London have found a genetic variation that may play a role in binge drinking in teenagers, Reuters reports. The two-phase study included mice and teenage boys. …

Study Finds High Rate of Underage Drinking

One-quarter of 12-to-20-year-olds say they drank alcohol in the past month, according to a new government report. Almost 9 percent said they purchased their own alcohol the last time they drank. …

Detox Center Can Be As Good As Emergency Room for Some Drunk Patients

Some inebriated people picked up by emergency medical service ambulance crews can be treated effectively at a detoxification center, instead of an emergency room, according to a new study. Increasing the use of such centers could reduce costs, and lessen crowding of emergency rooms, the researchers note. …

Alcohol Taxes Can Reduce Young People’s Drinking

Raising alcohol excise taxes can help deter young people from drinking, according to a leading expert on preventing drinking in youth. …

Changes to State Alcohol Policies Available Online

The Alcohol Policy Information System has updated its list of state alcohol policies to reflect substantive changes that occurred last year. The list is available online. …

Moderate Levels of Drinking in Pregnancy Linked With Lower IQ in Children

A new study suggests even moderate drinking in pregnancy can result in lower IQ levels in children. …

Many Americans Consume Large Number of Calories From Alcohol, Study Finds

Alcohol accounts for a large number of calories consumed by many American adults, a new government study concludes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found 19 percent of men and 6 percent of women take in more than 300 calories daily from alcoholic drinks. …

Study Links Stress-Related Impulsivity in College Women and Alcohol Dependence

College women who act impulsively when they are in distress are at higher risk for alcohol dependence, a new study suggests. …

Chugging Alcohol Before Going Out to Drink Leads to Trouble, Study Finds

College students who drink alcohol before going out to a bar, club or sporting event are more likely than their peers who don’t “pre-drink” to experience blackouts, hangovers, alcohol poisoning or absence from work or school, a new study finds. …