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Women Starting to Match Men's Drinking Habits, Study Finds November 24, 2015

Men still consume more alcohol, but gap is narrowing

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study November 18, 2015

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken Recklessness November 17, 2015

Finnish study suggests some people are genetically at risk of impulsiveness, even when sober

Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart November 10, 2015

Study found abusers had 70 percent higher risk of heart failure

Substance Abuse, Suicide Killing More White, Middle-Aged Americans: Report November 02, 2015

Experts cite despair, especially among the least educated

Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds October 22, 2015

Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads October 20, 2015

Underage drinkers' preferences shaped by TV and magazine advertising, study finds

No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say October 19, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

Tough Alcohol Policies Linked to Lower Death Rates From Liver Damage October 15, 2015

Findings dovetail with prior research that has shown tighter rules associated with less binge drinking

Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health October 12, 2015

People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics' Recovery October 07, 2015

Smokers were twice as likely as nonsmokers to resume drinking, study finds

Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts September 28, 2015

New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

Former Problem Drinkers Find It Tricky to Navigate Social Settings: Study September 25, 2015

Some make excuses for avoiding alcohol, while others are open about their history

8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds September 25, 2015

Helping smokers quit can improve their chance for successful drug and alcohol treatment, researcher says

10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study September 24, 2015

And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers September 21, 2015

Risk of poor road control doubled after one drink if driver's focus was disturbed, study found

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers September 17, 2015

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some? September 08, 2015

Preliminary research suggests potential benefits for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study September 03, 2015

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot August 31, 2015

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking August 31, 2015

Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

Hate Hangovers? Then Don't Drink Too Much August 31, 2015

Researchers say supposed cures don't chase away that woozy morning-after misery

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances August 27, 2015

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study August 19, 2015

Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV August 12, 2015

Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

Tying the Knot May Mean Less Drinking for Young Adults August 11, 2015

Study suggests heavy alcohol use conflicts with expected marital roles

Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study August 07, 2015

Despite growing popularity of online meetings, people more likely to be honest in person

Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol August 05, 2015

Study found blood alcohol levels were doubled in women who had gastric bypass

Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term August 03, 2015

Beefing up electronic programs with human help might make them more effective, expert says

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary July 30, 2015

U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests July 28, 2015

Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors July 28, 2015

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds July 22, 2015

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More? July 17, 2015

In some people, alcohol causes the brain to focus on food aromas, study finds

Alcohol, Pot Combo Impairs Driving More Than Either Alone July 10, 2015

But study finds effect isn't doubled, and alcohol still more dangerous than pot

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism? July 02, 2015

Study finds genes that determine eye color line up along ones tied to alcohol abuse

Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds June 24, 2015

Technology might also teach better ways to cope with challenging situations

Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety June 19, 2015

Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds June 15, 2015

Adults worried that teens will be more likely to abuse alcohol in this form

Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade June 11, 2015

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption June 08, 2015

It may interact with medication

3 in 10 Americans Have Drinking Problem at Some Point in Their Lives June 03, 2015

Effective treatments are available, but fewer than 20 percent get help, study finds

Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking June 01, 2015

Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study May 26, 2015

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways May 20, 2015

So-called 'love hormone' may one day help treat some psychiatric disorders, researchers say

It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics May 18, 2015

While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers May 18, 2015

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem May 05, 2015

Withdrawal symptoms, relationship troubles may be red flags, expert says

Drop in Drunk Driving Crashes May Have Boosted U.S. Economy April 30, 2015

Study tallied savings from fewer medical bills, lower legal costs, lost productivity and property damage