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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

... Some medications are also available that can help alcoholics abstain from drinking, including naltrexone, which acts on opioid receptors in the brain. The low number of people who sought treatment shouldnt be surprising, said John Schwarzlose, president of the Betty Ford Centre, a drug and alcohol rehabilit...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...drug varenicline , is posing to be handed out to alcoholics as well . The Pfizer manufactured drug, sold un...smokers , was tested to reveal the same effects in alcoholics too, of the furry kind, lab rats. Says Selena Bartlett, a University of California, San Francisco ...

Adenoviruses Could Help Kick Drinking

...known as Antabuse, which is sometimes used to help alcoholics quit the habit, said online edition of New Scientist. "But you have to take it (disulfiram) every day, so there is a big problem with compliance," says researcher Amalia Sapag at the University of Chile in Santiago. To provide a longer-lasting e...

Smoking Hampers Alcoholics' Neurocognitive Recovery During Abstinence

A new study has found that smoking may hamper alcoholics neurocognitive recovery during their first six to ...arlier research had shown that chronically smoking alcoholics display poorer performance in several areas of cognitive functioning than non-smokers when they are ...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...nd that young adults comprise the largest group of alcoholics in this country, and nearly 20 per cent of alcoholics are highly functional and well-educated with good incomes. More than half of the alcoholics in the U...

Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

...rs. Alcoholism is more common among partners of alcoholics than among partners of non-alcoholics, but it isn't as common as it might be. The researchers found that in some cases, one spouse's excesses with alcohol actually could help protect the other from alcohol dependence. A team of researchers from Was...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

...heritable and tends to differ markedly between the alcoholics and the non-alcoholics. The characteristic patterns that emerge help a person to predict his alcohol dependence and mode of behavior. These patterns, therefore, are established markers of familial alcohol-dependence. Genetic profiling through t...

Sacked Employee Says Stress Led to His Sex Addiction

... escape a negative mood, much in the same way that alcoholics might....

Appetite-regulating Peptides Influence Alcohol Cravings

...which may have been due to their use of samples of alcoholics without specifying subgroups. This raised the idea...ed the need for the identification of subgroups of alcoholics for future studies as well as clinical applications. "Our findings show that there exist importan...

Binge Drinking Leads to Neurocognitive Deficits Among College Students

...ung adulthood are unclear. Researchers know that alcoholics tend to have poorer neurocognitive functioning, including decision making, than non-alcoholics do. Less is known, however, about alcohols effects on decision-making capabilities among people who drink heavily but are not considered alcoholics. A new ...

Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

...rs. Alcoholism is more common among partners of alcoholics than among partners of non-alcoholics, but it isn't as common as it might be. The researchers found that in some cases, one spouse's excesses with alcohol actually could help protect the other from alcohol dependence. A team of researchers from Was...

Alcoholics by All Means Should Avoid Stress During Early Abstinence

...anges in the HPA axis, prompt recommendations that alcoholics avoid excessive stress – both physical and psychol...cruited two groups of males: 10 recently abstinent alcoholics 33 to 45 years of age; and 10 age-matched healthy controls. All participants exercised on a bicycle ...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

...overall consumption. A new study shows that female alcoholics may also sustain greater cognitive damage than mal... "At a group level," said Flannery, "the female alcoholics – when compared to the male alcoholics – performed worse on tests of visual working memory, spatial ...

Public Libraries Turning into Shelters for the Homeless in the US

...omeless, are included. And how does one categorize alcoholics and drug addicts is another question. It's a chicken-or-egg world for the mentally-ill homeless. Are they on the street because they are immobilized by severe depression or is deep depression the consequence of being on the street? Any tendency ...

Not Parkinson’s Disease Alon

.... Rather, it seems to be limited to that subset of alcoholics who also indicate that they crave alcohol when the...ng and non-preferring rats. It is this subgroup of alcoholics who have cravings that seem to be influenced by variation in the SNCA gene." Foroud said that this...

Spirituality Increases as Alcoholics Recover

For decades, recovering alcoholics and those who treat them have incorporated spiritu...ne program that has been shown conclusively to aid alcoholics in achieving and maintaining sobriety is AA, which has spiritual components including invocation of ...

A New Drug That Could Help Alcoholics

...ntial side effects, they add. With nine out of ten alcoholics tending to hit the bottle even after counseling or treatment, any medical aid to check them would be welcome, psychologists say. However, further research has to be conducted on the efficacy of the new compound. The researchers say that, in additio...

Partners of Alcoholics May Need to Seek help

...tance. The group helps the families and friends of alcoholics find themselves again, explained Grosse. Many relatives of alcoholics have forgotten how to think about their needs. And if there's no other way, they must leave their pa...

Russia Launches Five-Year Plan To Combat Diseases, Including TB, HIV/AIDS

... end of the Soviet era, with injection drug users, alcoholics and prisoners most affected. Health aid groups say HIV prevalence has almost doubled in Russia since 2001. In addition, Health Minister Mikhail Zurabov on Thursday said one-tenth of migrant workers in Russia are living with TB, HIV/AIDS or hepatit...

Youngsters- Beware of Marijuana!

... Recent research on chronic marijuana smokers and alcoholics performed in 2006 by psychiatry professor, Ronald Kadden, who runs the Health Center's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, showed that marijuana was more addictive that originally thought. A study on the connection between alcohol and smoking ...

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