Binge drinking is a slippery slope

Not to mention the outward symptoms like: acne, redness on your nose and palms and dry, wrinkled skin that makes you look older. And drinking during pregnancy can lead to a host of problems for the child, like facial abnormalities and developmental deficits. “A lifetime of misery” for the little one, as Dr. Zasada puts … Read more

US Death Rate From Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Triples Over Two Decades | Health News

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. In 1999, alcoholic cirrhosis — an advanced form of alcohol-related … Read more

Alcohol and Cannabis Top Reasons People Seek Substance Abuse Treatment

A new report finds that alcohol and cannabis are the most common reasons people pursue substance misuse treatment. The CDC report included data from 399 treatment centers across 37 states. Alcohol was the most commonly reported substance misuse during the past 30 days, followed by cannabis and prescription opioid misuse. A recent Centers for Disease … Read more

Parts of the brain form a circuit that may fuel smoking addiction

Some smokers lose their cravings after experiencing damage to specific areas of the brain, suggesting these areas form a network that somehow fuels the habit Health 13 June 2022 By Clare Wilson Human brain scans Shutterstock A brain circuit involved in addiction has been identified after researchers analysed smokers who immediately lost their nicotine cravings … Read more

No pilot tests positive for drugs, cabin crew alcohol shows revival in 2022

In just the first four months of this year, 41 pilots and cabin crew showed traces of alcohol, of which nine were pilots. In all of 2021, some 59 tested positive, 19 wer pilots TopicsDGCA | Pilots | alcohol Sai Manish | New Delhi Last Updated at June 3, 2022 16:53 IST Even as the … Read more

Medical Addiction Therapy for AUD Reduces Risk of ALD

The use of medical addiction treatments for patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) could ultimately reduce the risk of developing alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD). A team, led by Augustin GL Vannier, BA, Alcohol Liver Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, determined whether medical addiction therapy was linked to developing an altered risk of ALD … Read more

Spots open at Salvation Army’s free addiction rehab program in Reno

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Reno’s Salvation Army is making a push to help more men battling substance abuse by getting them into free treatment. Like many in Washoe County, Michael M. spent years battling his addiction. “I was addicted to meth, alcohol, marijuana, and all of that. It’s what I would do to mask my … Read more

Why do we become addicted to things? Recognizing the top 10 most common addictions

As many people can probably guess, most of us aren’t born with an addiction, so how do people become addicted to something, anyway? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says it happens gradually, but it always begins with experimentation. Experts say that when broken down, addiction is a mental disorder — a compulsive … Read more

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission discusses increases in alcohol-involved deaths

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission is responsible for policies regarding liquor licensing and regulations in the state. The commission usually meets in Des Moines but this year they are moving their meetings around the state. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission meets Thursday at the Full-Fledged Brewing Company in Council Bluffs. … Read more

“The First Time I Got Drunk It Was a Revelation”: Selma Blair Details Battle with Alcoholism in New Memoir

Selma Blair is talking at length for the first time about her decades-long battle with alcohol addiction in her forthcoming memoir, Mean Baby, and the traumatic events she’s experienced as a result. In her new book out next week, the actress who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 opens up about her drinking problem, … Read more