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Alcohol Can Distort Men’s Feelings of Empathy and Understanding of Irony

A new study suggests drinking too much alcohol can interfere with men’s feelings of empathy and understanding of irony. Chronic heavy drinking may damage parts of the brain involved in deciphering emotions and processing humor, the researchers say. …

Parental Monitoring Can Help Overcome Teens’ Genetic Predisposition to Drinking

Parents who closely monitor their teens’ behavior and friends can help counteract their children’s genetic predisposition to an alcohol use disorder, a new study indicates. …

Living Near Bars May Increase Risk of Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests

Living near bars may increase the risk of heavy drinking, a new study suggests. …

Half of HIV Patients Skip Medications When They Drink Alcohol

About half of HIV patients skip taking their medication while they are drinking alcohol, a new study finds. The researchers say not taking the medication could endanger patients’ health. …

Two Medications Good First Option for Treating Alcoholism, Study Finds

An analysis of studies that evaluated two medications used to treat alcoholism concludes they are a good first option for people who want treatment but wish to avoid an inpatient program. …

A Few Drinks a Day Can Affect Brain: Rat Study

A new study in rodents suggests that having a few drinks a day can adversely affect the brain. …

Alcohol’s Effects on Brain Can Begin to Subside Soon After Person Stops Drinking

Alcohol’s damaging effect on the brain can begin to subside two weeks after a person stops drinking, a new study suggests. Recovery may vary among different areas of the brain, the researchers say. …

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. …