Skip to content

    Substance Abuse and Addiction Health Center

    News and Features Related to Alcohol Abuse

    1. Binge Drinking Increases Heart Disease Risk

      Nov. 23, 2010 -- Heavy drinking or binge drinking a couple of days a week may be worse for the heart than drinking a moderate amount of alcohol throughout the week, new research indicates. Researchers in France and in Belfast, Northern Ireland, say that middle-aged men in both places drink about the

      Read Full Article
    2. Energy Drinks May Raise Risk for Alcohol Problems

      Nov. 16, 2010 -- Drinking energy drinks daily or even on a weekly basis may increase your risk of developing alcohol problems. The new findings, which appear online in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, are especially concerning given the trend of mixing alcohol with high-caffeine energy

      Read Full Article
    3. 20 Questions for Carrie Fisher

      Carrie Fisher burst onto the big screen in 1975, when she starred opposite the magnetic Warren Beatty in the hit Shampoo. Playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy -- the first film was released in 1977 -- sealed her claim to fame, but since then she has starred in a wide range of films (includ

      Read Full Article
    4. Experts: Alcohol More Harmful Than Crack or Heroin

      Nov. 1, 2010 -- Alcohol abuse is more harmful than crack or heroin abuse, according to a new study by a former British government drug advisor and other experts. Neuropharmacologist David Nutt, MD, of Imperial College London, and colleagues rated 20 different drugs on a scale that takes into account

      Read Full Article
    5. Teens Lie About Drug Abuse

      Oct. 25, 2010 -- Teens substantially underreport their use of cocaine and other illicit drugs, even when they know a drug test looms, a new study finds. The findings, which appear in the November issue of Pediatrics, call attention to the need for more reliable methods than self-report when it comes

      Read Full Article
    6. Teen Binge Drinking Linked to Attention Problems

      Oct. 19, 2010 -- Teens who binge drink may be more likely to experience problems with attention as well as making decisions and carrying them out (executive function), a study shows. The study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, also shows that teens who smoke marijuana tend

      Read Full Article
    7. FDA OKs Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction

      Oct. 14, 2010 -- The FDA has approved a drug already used to treat alcohol dependence to help treat patients with addiction to heroin, morphine, and other opioids, including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin. Vivitrol, a long-acting formulation of naltrexone given by injection o

      Read Full Article
    8. ‘Poppers’ May Cause Vision Loss

      Oct. 13, 2010 -- "Poppers," the street name for inhaled alkyl nitrite, may produce more than just a “rush.” They can also cause vision loss, according to researchers in Paris, who report on four such cases in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. Within a few seconds of inhaling the vapors fr

      Read Full Article
    9. CDC: Binge Drinking 'Huge U.S. Health Problem'

      Oct. 5, 2010 -- Binge drinking is a "huge public health problem" in the U.S., yet most of us don't know it's a problem, the CDC today announced. Because 80% of binge drinkers are not alcoholics, it's not recognized as a problem, CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, said today at a news teleconferen

      Read Full Article
    10. Economy Driving Americans to Drink?

      Oct. 5, 2010 -- More Americans are drinking alcohol, and the increase is seen in three major ethnic groups -- whites, blacks, and Hispanics, according to a new study. “The reasons for the uptick vary and may involve complex socio-demographic changes in the population, but the findings are clear,” sa

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 171 - 180 of 395 Articles << Prev Page 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    child ignored by parents
    Slideshow
    prescription pain pills
    Article
     
    Woman experiencing withdrawal symptoms
    Article
    Teen girl huddled outside house
    Article
     
    Man with glass of scotch
    Article
    overturned shot glass
    Article
     
    assortment of medication
    Article
    Depressed and hurting
    Article