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Alcoholism & Addiction

Heart Beat Affects Alcohol Cravings, Study Finds

The Drug and Alcohol Dependence publication recently included a report that says there is a link between the autonomic nervous system and the compulsion for alcoholics to drink. Researchers have begun to look...

Alcoholism and Pseudo-Cushing Syndrome

Pseudo-Cushing syndrome is a term doctors use to describe a medical condition that produces symptoms nearly identical to the symptoms of Cushing syndrome, a disorder caused by the presence of excessive amounts...

Swedish Alcohol Consumption Trends

Alcohol consumption shows trends over multiple months, giving policymakers a view of how the general population is making consumption decisions. Alcohol consumption is an important public health concern....

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol?

This questionnaire by the National Institutes of Health is designed to identify symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence. Answering yes to even one question may indicate someone is abusing alcohol, and three...

Common Misconceptions About Alcohol Abuse

Here are some common misconceptions about alcohol and alcohol abuse:   Only winos and Skid Row street bums abuse alcohol – The truth is that alcohol abuse crosses all demographic and societal...

Study Links Impulsivity of Alcohol-Dependent Individuals to Brain Anomalies

Research has shown that alcohol dependence is strongly associated with impaired impulse control and the tendency to choose smaller, immediate rewards over larger, delayed rewards. A new study used functional...

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