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Report Shows 7.5 Million Children Live with a Parent with an Alcohol Use Disorder

A new report shows 7.5 million children under age 18 (10.5 percent of this population) lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. According to the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 6.1 million of these children live with two parents—with either one or both parents experiencing an alcohol use disorder in the past year.

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Tobacco, tobacco advertising, Immigration, off-shoring, Public Health, Smoking, Tobacco Industry

New Book Examines Impact of U.S. Tobacco Industry

A new book, "Tobacco Capitalism", by Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist Peter Benson, PhD, examines the impact of the transformation of the U.S. tobacco industry on farmers, workers and the American public. The book reveals public health threats, the impact of off-shoring, and the immigration issues related to tobacco production, specifically in rural North Carolina.

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Internet Addiction Could Be Warning Sign of Substance Use in Teens, Reports Journal of Addiction Medicine

Adolescents who are "internet addicts" may also be at increased risk of substance abuse, suggests a study in the March issue of Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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illegal drugs, illicit drugs, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Cardia, Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

‘Dabbling’ in Hard Drugs in Middle Age Linked to Increased Risk of Death

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Data could lead to better advice for primary-care doctors struggling with a rising tide of older adult patients still in throes of youthful bad habits.

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Homeless Heavy Drinkers Imbibe Less When Housing Allows Alcohol

A study of a controversial housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that during their first two years in the building residents cut their heavy drinking by 35 percent.

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University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, Drug Addiction, Drug Abuse, Addiction, Psychiatry, Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Smoking Cessation, NIDA, drug abuse treatment, pre, F. Gerard Moeller, Joy Schmitz, research-based treatment

New UTHealth Clinic Uses Cutting-Edge Research to Treat Addictions

An outpatient clinic founded on evidence-based treatments has opened at the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Study Offers Clue As To Why Alcohol Is Addicting

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Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine May Provide Novel Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

UCLA researchers have identified how a component of an ancient Chinese herbal anti-hangover medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal symptoms.The research team determined that dihydromyricetin may provide a molecular target and cellular mechanism to counteract alcohol intoxication and dependence, leading to new therapeutic treatments.

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Starting Chantix Earlier May Make It Easier to Quit

Smokers planning to kick the habit may have more success if they begin using a cessation medication several weeks before they actually try to quit.

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Binge Drinking as Contagious as the Common Cold

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Romantic partners are a powerful influence. But a new study conducted by Dalhousie University researchers has revealed that dating couples may have more influence over each other than you think – especially when it comes to binge drinking.







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