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Evidence of Harmful Effects of Alcohol Stronger Than Data on Benefits: Experts

The evidence of the harmful effects of alcohol outweighs data on the benefits of drinking, a physician writes in the current issue of the journal Addiction. …

Enrolling in College Does Not Lead to Later Substance Abuse Problems, Study Suggests

Enrolling in college does not lead to substance abuse problems later in life, despite high levels of binge drinking on campuses, a new study suggests. …

Washington Senate Approves Bill Permitting Alcohol Tasting in College Classes

A bill that would allow college students under the legal drinking age to taste alcohol in classes was approved by the Washington State Senate, according to the Associated Press. The bill applies to culinary, beer technology and similar college programs. …

Alcohol is Third Leading Cause of Global Disease and Injury, Study Finds

Alcohol is the third leading cause of disease and injury worldwide, even though the majority of adults do not drink, a new study concludes. …

Alcohol Therapy May Improve Domestic Violence Problems in the Short Term

Male heavy drinkers arrested for domestic violence, who participate in a therapy session devoted to alcohol, were less aggressive toward their partners in the months after the counseling, according to a new study. …

8 Percent of Men, 3 Percent of Women are Heavy Drinkers, Study Finds

A new study finds 8 percent of men and 3 percent of women are heavy drinkers, according to government guidelines. On any given day, 18 percent of men and 11 percent of women drink more alcohol than advised by federal dietary guidelines, Reuters reports. …

Substance Use in 12th Grade Dropouts Greater Than in Teens Who Stay in School

Teens who are old enough to be in 12th grade, but have dropped out of school, have higher substance abuse rates than their peers who are enrolled in school, according to a new government report. …

Alcohol Use Results in An Estimated 20,000 Cancer Deaths in U.S.

Alcohol consumption results in an estimated 20,000 cancer deaths in the United States, a new study concludes. The majority of alcohol-related deaths in women are from breast cancer, while in men, alcohol is most likely to cause upper airway and esophageal cancer. …

Study Suggests Vicious Cycle of Smoking Urges and Alcohol Consumption in Women

Women who are attempting to quit smoking may try to reduce their quitting-related stress by using alcohol, which in turn can lead to greater urges to smoke, a new study finds. This vicious cycle can increase the risk of smoking relapse, according to Science Daily. …

For Problem Drinkers, Depression Often the Result of Heavy Drinking

Depressive symptoms in problem drinkers often are the result of heavy alcohol intake, a new study suggests. …