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Exposure to Alcohol Before Birth Linked to Social Skills Problems in Childhood

Children whose mothers drank during pregnancy are more likely to have problems with social skills, compared with their peers whose mothers did not drink while pregnant, according to a new study. …

States With Stronger Alcohol Policies Have Lower Rates of Binge Drinking

States with stronger alcohol control policies have lower rates of binge drinking than states with weaker policies, a new study concludes. …

Teens Involved in Sports Drink More But Use Drugs Other Than Marijuana Less

Teens who participate in sports are more likely than their non-athlete peers to abuse alcohol, but less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana, according to an analysis of studies. …

Losing Job or Home in Recession Linked to Increased Risk of Problem Drinking

People who lost their job or home in the recession of 2008-2009 had higher rates of problem drinking, a new study concludes. Those at highest risk were in their 30s and 40s. Men were more likely than women to be affected. …

Alcohol Has Bigger Effect on People in Middle Age Due to Physical, Lifestyle Changes

Alcohol affects people more in middle age due to physical and lifestyle changes, according to The Wall Street Journal. As people start to take more medication in their 40s and 50s, the risk of alcohol and drug interactions also increases. …

Drug Used to Treat Epilepsy Can Help People with Alcoholism: Study

The drug gabapentin, used to treat epilepsy and some types of pain, can help people with alcoholism quit drinking, a new study concludes. …

Alcohol Most Common “Date Rape” Drug, Law Enforcement Officials Say

Despite widespread publicity about “date rape” drugs such as roofies, liquid ecstasy and Special K, alcohol remains the most common substance associated with sexual assault, according to law enforcement officials. …

Poll of Teens Finds 77 Percent Say They Don’t Drink Alcohol

A poll of high school teens finds 77 percent say they don’t drink alcohol. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which released the survey, 69 percent of teens say they don’t drink, and an additional 8 percent say they used to drink, but don’t anymore. …

College Students’ Use of Fake IDs May Contribute to Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder

A study of college students finds false ID use may contribute to the risk of alcohol use disorder by making it easier for students to drink more frequently. The study found false IDs were used by almost two-thirds of students who had tried alcohol at least once before starting college. …

Fraternity Group Opposes Bans on Freshman Rush Designed to Reduce Alcohol Deaths

A group that represents 75 national fraternities has been successful in opposing college rules that are designed to reduce alcohol-related deaths by postponing freshman recruiting, according to Bloomberg. …