Navigation Links
Your Social Network Affects Your Drinking Habits
Date:4/5/2010

>

The researchers also found in general that being surrounded by heavy drinkers increased the reported alcohol consumption by about 70 percent, while being surrounded by abstainers decreased reported alcohol consumption by half.

While drinking habits of friends and relatives did influence individuals, how nearby neighbors and co-workers conducted themselves did not.

The study findings are published in the April 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Previous studies have found similar ripple effects for weight gain, smoking, happiness and depression, but, unlike alcohol, these went only one way. For example, if an individual was around people who gain weight, that individual was more likely to pack on pounds as well.

"There seems to be sort of a social transmission, and this fits into that broader pattern," said Dr. Marc Galanter, director of the division of alcoholism and drug abuse at New York University School of Medicine.

And the social-transmission factor seems to be stronger among females, though it's not clear why.

"The gender of your friend is significant, meaning that if you have two friends, male and female, and the male started drinking heavily, that would be less likely to affect you than if a female started drinking heavily," said Rosenquist.

The question then is what could be the reason for that, Rosenquist said.

"This is pure speculation at this point, but it may be something to do with social norms by gender," he added. "For example, women tend to drink less under certain social norms and, if they start drinking heavily, it may be more noticeable among groups of friends and colleagues and may have a bigger effect on their drinking behavior than if a male started drinking heavily."

Of course, some people have long suspected that heavy drinking could travel in social circles.

"We know from alcoholism treatment that you want to stay awa
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Tostan and Molly Melching Receive 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
2. Houston Plastic Surgeon Embracing Social Media to Connect with Patients
3. Business Book Author is Breaking All the Rules and Utilizing Social Media in a Way that Has Never Been Done Before
4. Webinar Shares Proven Social Media Approach to BtoB Lead Generation
5. NAMI Launches Social Networking Site for Young Adults: Mental Health, Finances, Relationships, Music and More
6. NAMI Launches Social Networking Site for Young Adults: Mental Health, Finances, Relationships, Music and More
7. New Social Media Site Launches Movement To Inspire The World! eStoryShare.com
8. Impulsive-antisocial personality traits linked to a hypersensitive brain reward system
9. Novel program translates behavioral and social science research into treatments to reduce obesity
10. Alzheimers Association Honors Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue With Humanitarian Award
11. March is National Professional Social Work Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... The legendary rock and roll band is ... North America, and dates for Van Halen presale tickets will ... many great hits during upcoming shows, and the musicians also ... Boulevard that will air on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It will ... featuring David Lee Roth. , Visit QueenBeeTickets.com to ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 A new ... aid patients and family members who may have been ... pregnancy for morning sickness. The site was created in ... of GlaxoSmithKline in C.A. No. 11-10398-RWZ, filed with the ... Toronto Star reports that this case alleged that ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... NAPW honors ... Pharmacy Services, as a 2015 Professional Woman of ... prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the ... the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, ... powerfully vibrant networking community with nearly 700,000 members ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... March 31, 2015 NAPW ... of Safe Hands Warm Hearts, as a 2015 Professional ... prestigious distinction for leadership in home health services. As ... spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association ... community with nearly 700,000 members and over 200 Local ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... Join local United Methodists as they Rethink Church ... to provide healthcare for the 512 students at Raise ... on Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m. at Edwin ... Road in Nashville. , Raise the Roof Academy in ... medical care. The nearest clinic is a three-hour walk. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Van Halen Presale Tickets: QueenBeeTickets.com Kicks Off Van Halen Ticket Sales with Reduced Prices on Seats for the 2015 Concert Tour During This Week's Presales 2Health News:Robert Gardner Law Announces Resource Site for Patients Prescribed Zofran During Pregnancy 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Tamara Mitchell, Owner / Operator of Diamond Pharmacy Services, a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Rachel L. Gregus, Manager / Co-Founder of Safe Hands Warm Hearts, a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year 2Health News:Hike2Heal and Rethink Church Raise Funds To Provide Healthcare for Ugandan Children with 3rd Annual Raise the Roof 5K on April 18 2
... ... the story of a David versus Goliath struggle raging in the West, joins ... release in New York City and in Los Angeles (August 7 - 13). ... as part of the Reel Impact series on Planet Green, a network of ...
... , , EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 4 Cambrex ... June 30, 2009. , , Highlights , ... the impact of foreign currency. Reported sales declined by 9.8% for the quarter. ... million in the same quarter last year (see attached table). , ...
... , , WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4 ... global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their ... health management, today announced that it intends to offer $150 ... Payment of the notes will be guaranteed by certain of ...
... issues may lead to unhealthy habits , TUESDAY, Aug. ... Afghanistan conflicts who have mental health problems such as ... for having cardiovascular disease risk factors, a new study ... with PTSD, a common mental health problem among veterans ...
... , , ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 4 ... winners of the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest. ... Puritan (R) Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA, one grand prize ... awarded $5,000 for kitchen makeovers. , , These five ...
... of cancer, parts of the genetic material of tumor cells ... kind of methyl labeling ranges among the epigenetic changes that ... labels are found particularly often in genes which act as ... do not know why healthy cells and cancer cells differ ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 2Health News:Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 3Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 4Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 5Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 6Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 7Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 8Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 9Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 10Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 11Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 12Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. Announces Offering of $150 Million of Senior Notes 2Health News:Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors 2Health News:Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors 3Health News:Crisco(R) Announces the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest Winners 2Health News:Crisco(R) Announces the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest Winners 3Health News:Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... N.Y., March 30, 2015  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ) shareholders have voted at the special meeting ... the previously announced agreement and plan of merger ... pleased with the outcome of today,s special meetings, ... groups for approving the merger agreement," said ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , March 30, 2015 Perrigo Company plc ... of "Quality Affordable Healthcare Products®," today announced that it ... N.V. ("Omega") in a cash and equity transaction valued ... €1.3 billion in debt. Sellers are Marc Coucke ... of Waterland.    "The combination ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... -- A team of Chinese and US scientists has ... that plays a critical role in thrombosis, or blood ... features, which challenge the conventional concepts of drug action ... door for future drug discovery. In a ... the researchers at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 2Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 3Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 4Perrigo Company plc Completes Acquisition Of Omega Pharma Invest N.V., Creating A Top Five Global OTC Company 2Perrigo Company plc Completes Acquisition Of Omega Pharma Invest N.V., Creating A Top Five Global OTC Company 3Perrigo Company plc Completes Acquisition Of Omega Pharma Invest N.V., Creating A Top Five Global OTC Company 4Perrigo Company plc Completes Acquisition Of Omega Pharma Invest N.V., Creating A Top Five Global OTC Company 5New Molecular Structures Challenge Conventional Concepts of Drug Action at Receptors 2New Molecular Structures Challenge Conventional Concepts of Drug Action at Receptors 3New Molecular Structures Challenge Conventional Concepts of Drug Action at Receptors 4New Molecular Structures Challenge Conventional Concepts of Drug Action at Receptors 5New Molecular Structures Challenge Conventional Concepts of Drug Action at Receptors 6
The Optima III 45 cm line of laparoscopic hand instruments is ideal for operative laparoscopic/endoscopic procedures or when a longer instrument is needed....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Optima III line of laparoscopic hand instruments provides a well-crafted set of instruments designed for strength and durability....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
Medicine Products: