Tag Archives: drinking

Smoking Cessation Drug May Help Reduce Drinking

The smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may help curb problem drinking, a small study suggests. …

This is Children of Alcoholics Week

February 12-18, 2012 is Children of Alcoholics Week – A Celebration of Hope and Healing – Across Generations. The week calls attention to the one in four children under the age of 18 who are exposed to a family alcohol problem, and the many others affected by parental drug abuse. …

Voluntary Afterschool Program May Help Reduce Alcohol Use Among Young Teens

A voluntary afterschool program that teaches middle school students about substance abuse prevention may help reduce alcohol use, according to a new study. …

Almost Half of College Student Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Alcohol

Almost half of all admissions for substance abuse treatment that involve college students are primarily related to alcohol, according to a new government report. …

Study Suggests High Rate of Drinking in Assisted Living Facilities

The rate of drinking among residents in assisted living facilities is high, a new study suggests. …

Indiana’s “Blue Law” May Leave Some Unprepared Super Bowl Revelers Alcohol-Free

Indiana’s “blue law,” which bans carryout liquor sales on Sundays, may leave some unprepared Super Bowl visitors alcohol-free, according to the Associated Press. …

People with Family History of Colon Cancer May Reduce Cancer Risk if They Drink Less

Reducing alcohol consumption may decrease the incidence of colon cancer in people with a family history of the cancer, a new study suggests. …

Parents and Peers Can Help Prevent Heavy Drinking in College Freshmen

A program that uses parents and peers to help prevent college freshmen from becoming or staying heavy drinkers has shown promise in a new study by researchers at Penn State. …

Program That Involves Parents Can Help Reduce Teen Problem Behavior, Study Suggests

A program that provides feedback and skills training for parents can help reduce teen problem behavior, a new study has found. …

Two Senators Call for Increased Funding to Help Police Tackle Drugged Driving

Two senators are calling on the federal government to increase funding to help police departments tackle drugged driving. …