Social media helps predicting risk of alcohol problems among students

College drinking is a major public health issue in the United States. Students consider drinking as a trend and thus, go on posting drinking-related updates, pictures and videos on social networking sites (SNSs). Read more

Alcohol dependents show increased suicidal ideation during late evening hours: Study

The addictive nature of alcohol is taking an increasing number of Americans in its fold. The adverse effects of heavy drinking are known to all, yet Americans choose to maintain an ambidextrous attitude toward its impact on the society, family relationships and the economy as a whole. 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

6 ways to beat alcoholism

“It is strange how 8 glasses of water a day seems impossible but 8 beers is so damn easy.” Though meant to be funny, the above line has a strong message for those who find alcohol more delectable than anything else. Many admit that alcohol is more luring than they can resist, but they usually lack an awareness of the innumerable lives lost due to severe alcoholism. Read more

Frequent monitoring can help alcohol offenders remain sober: Study

Alcohol is America’s biggest threat with an increasing number of Americans succumbing to its effects. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), an estimated 17.6 million people (one in every 12 adults) suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. Frequent monitoring of alcohol offenders may sound a bit strenuous job, but a recent study has revealed that this act can go a long way in keeping the offenders sober.

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NYC bars can’t deny alcohol to expectant mothers, says human rights body

Alcohol is the country’s biggest threat with an increasing number of Americans succumbing to its effects. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), an estimated 17.6 million people (or one in every 12 adults) suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence.

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Alcohol-impaired driving crimes go up soon after reaching drinking age: Study

Those aged 12–20 years drink 11 percent of the overall alcohol consumed in the United States, and over 90 percent of this alcohol intake is in the form of binge drinks, according to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Understanding ill effects of combining sex and drugs

The phrase “sex and drugs” has become common for the various age groups these days, be it teens, young adults, or even those aging. But the combination of sex and drugs can be deadly and act as a carrier of different mental and physical health disorders.

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Drinking may increase breast cancer risk

The fact that nearly 30,700 alcohol-induced deaths were reported in the United States in 2014 reveals the hesitation shown by Americans to curb their drinking habits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 88,000 people succumb to the disorders attributed to excessive alcohol use annually. Read more

Alcohol Awareness Month: How alcohol is a burden on American economy

“Love your enemies,” the Bible tells the believers, and America, it seems, strongly believes in this line, at least as far as it is alcohol – probably a human being’s biggest enemy. For, drinking is so deep-rooted in the American culture that people go to the extent of drowning themselves in alcohol. Read more