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Alcoholism & Addiction

Intervention Efforts May Be Effective in PAE Children

An individual who is exposed to a certain amount of alcohol in the womb can have significant social impairments, according to a recent release in Science Daily. Children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are on a path for loneliness unless a successful intervention is possible. An examination of social-skills intervention called Children’s Friendship Training found that it led to a decrease in hostile...

Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant Linked to Child Behavior Problems

A new study from Perth’s Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has found evidence that the amount and timing of alcohol consumption in pregnancy affects child behavior in different ways. The study was published online in the international journal Addiction. Lead author Colleen O’Leary said the analysis was drawn from a random sample of more than 2,000 mothers who completed a questionnaire three...

Study Examines Potential for Adult Alcohol Disorders When Babies Are Exposed to Alcohol in Utero

Pregnant women face a long list of things to avoid in order to protect the well-being of their unborn child. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is known to lead to certain developmental problems and women are strongly advised against it. Now, researchers are examining the likelihood that maternal drinking can lead to alcohol problems in adulthood. Early reports out of such research indicate that such exposure to...

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