Alcohol Addiction INFO CENTER
College is supposed to be a safe place to learn, but it can also be a place to learn bad habits. Using alcohol to cope with bad feelings during college can carry over into adult life. A recent study’s findings showed a 17 percent increase in bad alcohol-related behavior.
Pre-partying is common among youths before they head to the bar. But it can lead to double the alcohol consumption before anyone realizes they’ve had too much.
Being bullied at school, which is supposed to be a safe place, can spark the need to cope. Some teens are turning to alcohol after bullying incidents. Researchers say this is not a good mix.
While the apple can keep the doctor away, alcohol may help keep bones from going away. Researchers say if middle-aged women drink a glass or two of alcohol each day, their bones may be stronger.
Most women know they are advised not to drink during pregnancy. They may not realize how much drinking while pregnant can deeply affect children's brains even years later.
Brain volumes are smaller in people with alcohol dependence. The good news is that pretty quickly after putting down the bottle, the brain regrows some of that volume.
Is it better to drink alcohol frequently in smaller amounts or on occasion in larger amounts? Can binge drinking actually change how the brain functions?
Compulsive consumption of food can be stopped with weight loss surgery, but the need to consume can be redirected. Substance abuse is a risk factor for some patients.
Alcohol abuse cannot be generalized by one factor like gender, race or economic status. Interventions and treatment plans need to target high-risk groups for the best outcome.
Can family history of alcoholism affect brain development? Seems far-fetched, but new research has provided compelling evidence.