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Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk

Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Being impulsive is a risk factor for alcoholism, a new study finds. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers found that mice bred to crave large ...

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

Catholic Priest Co-Founded Father Martin's Ashley Treatment Center in Maryland HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, S.S., noted authority and lecturer on alcoholism who co-founded Father Martin's Ashley, an addiction treatment center in Havre de Grace, MD, d...

Free Home Business to Individuals Recovering from Alcoholism Provided by AlcoholSupportGroup.com

The Whole Life Success Recovery Program™ provides a complete home business to individuals in alcoholism recovery free of charge, to enable them to become fiscally responsible and productive members of society. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 25, 2008 -- The online al...

Family History of Alcoholism Puts Student Drinkers at Risk

They're more likely to continue abuse after college as well as face behavioral problems WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- College students with a "dense" family history of alcoholism have the highest risk of alcohol-use disorders, a U.S. study says. While most university stude...

Family history of alcoholism affects response to drug used to treat heavy drinking

Philadelphia, PA, September 19, 2007 Naltrexone is one of four oral medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism. A recent large multicenter research study of alcohol dependence supported by the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol A...

Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

Young adults who can drink others 'under the table' face highest risk, study finds TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- The more you need to drink to feel the effects of alcohol, the greater your chance of becoming an alcoholic, a new study says. This apparent lack of sensitivity...

'Happy hour' gene discovery suggests cancer drugs might treat alcoholism

A class of drugs already approved as cancer treatments might also help to beat alcohol addiction. That's the conclusion of a discovery in flies of a gene, dubbed happyhour, that has an important and previously unknown role in controlling the insects' response to alcohol. Animals with a mutant v...

Mayo clinic study finds gene bringing together animal and human research in alcoholism

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research . Research findings indicate that alcohol dep...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Gene Bringing Together Animal and Human Research in Alcoholism

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research . ...

Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism

Processing of the brain chemical serotonin may be key, study says THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in the genetic makeup of alcoholics may affect how much they drink, a new study suggests. And the key might be the brain's control of serotonin, a mood-influencing neur...

Impulse control area in brain affected in teens with genetic vulnerability for alcoholism

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6 A new study suggests that genetic factors influence size variations in a certain region of the brain, which could in turn be partly responsible for increased susceptibility to alcohol dependence. It appears that the size of the right orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), an area of th...

Prescribed Meds Still Best Treatment for Alcoholism

Study comparing drug, behavioral therapies found medications cut withdrawal, urge to drink FRIDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a regimen of prescribed medications is the most effective way to reduce withdrawal symptoms and urges to drink alcohol in those being treated for ...

Brain DNA 'remodeled' in alcoholism

Reshaping of the DNA scaffolding that supports and controls the expression of genes in the brain may play a major role in the alcohol withdrawal symptoms, particularly anxiety, that make it so difficult for alcoholics to stop using alcohol. The finding is reported by researchers at the Universi...

Genetics May Boost Mexican-Americans' Risk for Alcoholism

Scientists zero in on a DNA cluster that may encourage the addiction THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Mexican-Americans carrying what's known as a haplotype of a particular gene may be at increased risk of alcoholism, a new study finds. Haplotypes are clusters of genetic polymorphisms o...

Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Prime Offspring for Alcoholism

Rat studies suggest the senses learn to like drinking early on THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Rats exposed to alcohol while still in the womb learn to like the substance and are more drawn to it as young rats, a new study shows. The observation may help explain why teens with...

Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism

Topiramate reduced heavy drinking and helped to boost abstinence, study finds TUESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- An drug used to treat epileptic seizures could be added to the short list of medications prescribed to help alcoholics control their addiction, a new study suggests. The...

Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals

Chendu, a tribal from Alirajpur in Jhabua district, beat his wife to death. Reason? She asked him to stop drinking. In the same block,// another young man killed his brother with an arrow when the latter tried to extract toddy from the palm trees owned by him. Often the reasons for murders or...

Abstinence from Alcoholism Pays Off, Says New Study

Alcoholics must stop tippling if they want to recover from brain damage caused by the drinks, says a study that researched the brain's capacity to regenerate.// The study by German, British, Swiss and Italian researchers provides evidence that excessive drinking for a long period risks loss o...

Effective Cure for Alcoholism – A single dose of LS

Some interesting details about a group of pioneering psychiatrists who worked in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1950s and 60s have been unraveled// by Dr. Erika Dyck, who is working on it for the last 5 years. Dyck, the history of medicine professor at the University of Alberta, sited records of t...

Mother’s Drinking May Increase Child's Alcoholism Ris

A new study has revealed that children born to moms who drank during their pregnancy have an increased risk of drinking problems by the time they are 21.// Dr. James Garbutt, a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said, "We know about the detrimental effe...

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Previous research had established that individuals with a family history of alcoholism have an enhanced risk of developing alcoholism themselves as compared// to persons who carry no such family history. Now, a recent study has revealed that individuals with a strong family history of alcoholism co...

Family history of alcoholism influences reaction to advice

A john Hopkins study reveals that women with a strong family history of alcoholism are more likely to ignore advice on caffeine consumption during pregnancy.// The above factor plus a serious caffeine habit were the hurdles to compliance. "Results of this study suggest that genetic vulnerabil...

Heavy alcoholism has adverse affects on sex life in healthy males

That alcohol is the culprit in many of the illnesses affecting man was generally known. It has now emerged that addiction to alcohol can adversely affect sex life and the sperm quality in healthy men as well. // A new study by Indian scientists led by Biochemist Koonakapalyam Ramasami Muthusami...

Smoking And Its Relation To Neurocognitive Deficits In Alcoholism

Impaired problem solving, visual spatial processing, memory, and cognitive proficiency are consequences of severe alcoholism. Smoking is much more prevalent among alcoholics than the general population,// yet the possible neurocognitive effects of cigarette smoking in alcoholism have not been studi...

Detrimental Effect Of Chronic Alcoholism On Male Fertility

Impotence, testicular atrophy, gynecomastia, and loss of sexual interest have often been associated with alcoholism in men. Sexual disorders have been reported in men who are long-term alcohol users,// with the prevalence ranging from 8% to 58%. Use of ethanol might cause gonadal disorders, includi...

Childhood Abuse Increases the Risk of Alcoholism

Researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that girls who suffered childhood sexual abuse are more likely to develop alcoholism later in life if they possess a particular variant of a gene involved in the bod...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has identified five distinct subtypes of alcoholism by analysing a national sample of individuals suffering from alcohol dependence. Our findings should help dispel the p...

Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene may Protect from Developing Alcoholism

Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) is one of the major enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism. The genes for ADH are polymorphic at two loci, ADH1B and ADH1C.// The three alleles at the ADH1B locus have previously been linked with protection from alcohol dependence, a new study is the first to exami...

A New Research Explores Connection Between Emotionality And Alcoholism

A New research uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) to look for a connection between brain activity thought to reflect trait-like differences in emotionality and alcoholism.// The results of the study will be published in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Researc...

Alcohol Dependence For Sleep Perceptions May Result In Alcoholism

Deirdre A. Conroy conducted a new study about alcoholism and published the results in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.// The study highlighted 3 main points: · Alcohol can help people initially fall asleep, but leads to poor-quality sleep later in the night. ...

Russians face the death trap laid by alcoholism

Russia a country known for its lax regulations regarding booze often finds thousands in the nation drowning themselves in liquor without any person// in authority ever raising eyebrows until recently. So it comes as little surprise when recent estimates prove that over forty two thousand Russians d...

Good drinkers have Higher Risk of Alcoholism

People who have a low response to alcohol or the so called ability to ...

Study to Identify People at Risk of Alcoholism

The most comprehensive scan of the human genome to date linked to the identifiction of people most at risk for developing alcoholism has been completed by researchers at// the Molecular Neurobiology Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health. This would be ...

From genes to alcoholism

The most comprehensive examination of human genome with an aim to identify people most at risk for developing alcoholism has been done by the scientists at the Molecular// Neurobiology Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health. Identification of genes ...

Pop a pill once a month and free yourself from alcoholism

FDA has approved a new drug to treat alcoholism by taking it just once a month. Alkermes Inc. and Cephalon Inc. launched the drug, // Vivitrol, an injectable form of naltrexone administered monthly to help control cravings for alcohol. ReVia by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. is how the pill is so...

HIV Plus Alcohol Hampers Short-Term Memory

...s release. Strategies to help these patients need to be employed, she added. More information The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and alcoholism has more about alcohol problems . -- Kevin McKeever SOURCE: Alcoholism: Clinical and Exper...

Perception May Affect Drinking by College Students

...amongst 11- to 13-year-olds have almost doubled in the last 10 years or so." More information The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and alcoholism has more on drinking among college students . -- Jennifer Thomas SOURCE: Health Behavior N...

Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse

...his insomnia can be due to any number of causes including depression, PTSD, alcoholism or addiction to other agents. With repeated self-administration, these indi... state of the art approaches to modifying traditional "rehab" treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. For more information, please visit www.farl...

Omar S. Manejwala, MD Speaks Out Nationally on Diprivan/Propofol Abuse

...his insomnia can be due to any number of causes including depression, PTSD, alcoholism or addiction to other agents. With repeated self-administration, these indi...the art approaches to modifying traditional "rehab" treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. For more information, please visit www.farleycente...

Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk

...hows TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- A person's family history not only reveals their risk for conditions such as anxiety, depression, alcoholism and drug abuse, but it may also predict the course of the illness and prognosis, a new study finds. The research included 981 residents of Dunedin,...
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