Most dangerous drinks in the world

A search on the net for the most potent drinks in the world throws up interesting results. A range of blogs and articles enlist various concoctions of alcohol that can literally kill. Read more

9 laws help cut down underage drinking fatalities: Study

Alcohol is the most abused addictive substance in the United States and there is no community or age group that is unaffected by it. Even though the American law bars people below 21 from drinking, alcohol continues to be popular among children and adolescents, often leading to violent behavior, traffic mishaps and other health problems. Read more

Does smoking impact alcohol abuse treatment?

People who smoke are less likely to continue with alcohol treatment programs than non-smokers, according to findings by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). The findings of the RIA study, published in journal Substance Use and Misuse, showed that non-smokers gained better treatment outcomes than smokers who were also addicted to alcohol. Read more

One stands a heightened chance of taking to the vice of alcoholism if his or her parents, grandparents or any other close relative were ever hooked on drinking, a study conducted in 2015 has found. However, just because alcoholism tends to run in the family it does not mean that a child will automatically inherit the drinking habit too, it notes. Read more