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Alcoholism & Addiction

Substance Abuse Differs Between Mexican-American Genders

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides regular reports highlighting trends in substance use across the nation. In a recent publication, the substance abuse habits of Mexican-American men and women were summarized by SAMHSA. The report is based on admissions records to substance abuse treatment facilities located in various locations in the United States. The report showed...

Privately Owned Liquor Stores And Alcohol-Related Deaths

In 2002, British Columbia began to privatize sales of alcohol. As a result, the number of privately-owned liquor stores increased quickly in their province. A new study reports that this may be why there was an increase in alcohol-related deaths, according to a recent Reuters’ article. Several Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions have restricted alcohol sales to only stores run by the government, as researchers...

Alcohol Considered Valuable Social Tool in China Among Middle-Aged Men

While Chinese cultures expect their young adults to focus on their studies and not throw away valuable time on drinking, it is a different story for middle-aged men. A growing epidemic of extreme drinking is creating a need to find strategies to address this increasing problem, according to an article in Medscape. The problem is a complete contrast to most other nations where this is typically a problem among...

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