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Children of Alcoholics Prone to Stress Induced Drinking

Children of Alcoholics Prone to Stress Induced Drinking

Growing up in an alcoholic home can drive some to drink – according to recent studies published by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Sahlgrenska Academy). Stressful situations can push many over the edge; children who are raised in an alcoholic home know stress all too well. If one grows up in a home where one parent is dependent on alcohol it can be a cause for great dysfunction and a toxic environment. Children of … Read entire article »

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Alcohol Disorders and Binge Drinking a Risk Factor for Individuals Born After World War II

Alcohol Disorders and Binge Drinking a Risk Factor for Individuals Born After World War II

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and episodic binge drinking seems to be on the rise, especially in women. According to several recent panel studies performed – (findings will be published in the December 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research) social and cultural factors are among the most powerful determinants of alcohol use and other health behaviors. Another factor comes into play as well, it seems that those individuals born after World War … Read entire article »

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Gene Discovery Could be the Key to Understanding Binge Drinking

Gene Discovery Could be the Key to Understanding Binge Drinking

Studies show that alcoholism is genetic and runs in the family. Now scientists put their finger on why this is. A binge drinking gene has been determined. There has been a discovery that if you manipulate the production of TLR4 which is a toll- like receptor chances are you will have a reduction of binge drinking. Human emotions are regulated by the amygdala which is known as the pleasure center of the brain and in … Read entire article »

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Higher Alcohol Tax Could Save Lives

A higher tax on alcohol would avoid 600 to 800 deaths a year, just in Florida, due to diseases cause by immense amounts of drinking. Mildred M. Maldonado-Molina, and Alexander C. Wagenaar, of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville preformed a study that examined the relation of the death rate and tax data from 1969 to 2004. Studies done in the past have proven that an increase in taxes on alcohol decreases the use and abuse of alcohol. This recent study confirmed that an increase on alcohol taxes would also effect alcohol related deaths including; cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, gastric diseases, some cancers, and cardiovascular diseases. Traffic crashes, crime and violence connected with alcohol use were not included … Read entire article »

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