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NIH halts study on benefits of moderate drinking after concerns raised over industry involvement
05-23-18 Category: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently halted the study looking into the health benefits of moderate drinking after reports emerged that its employees sought funding from the alcohol industry. On May 17, 2018, NIH Director Francis Collins said that the proposed study was suspended, citing the need to investigate the source of funding. “This […]

Are top spirit brands moving away from Twitter?
04-24-18 Category: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

It appears that several spirit brands are deserting Twitter. A recent study by drinks specialist marketing agency YesMore shows that over 42 percent of the top 100 spirits and liqueur brands haven’t tweeted from their accounts in the past one month. The research also suggested that 32 percent of the brands haven’t posted any tweet […]

Despite opposition, bill to allow California bars to extend closing time gets closer to reality

A new bill that would allow bars in California to extend their closing time to 4 a.m. has cleared initial hurdles in the state Senate. Sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, the legislation – SB 905 – has been forwarded to the California Senate’s Appropriations Committee after being approved by the Senate Governmental […]

States with legal marijuana programs saw 15% drop in alcohol sales, finds study

The alcohol consumption rate in the United States seem to be related to the growing legalization of medical marijuana nationwide. Researchers from the University of Connecticut, Georgia State University and Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, found that medical marijuana laws led to 15 percent drop in alcohol sales in states with legal cannabis programs. The study […]

Sharp rise in alcohol-related emergency room visits in US, finds study

It seems the ongoing opioid epidemic is overshadowing the scourge of alcoholism in the United States, as a recent study has suggested that the emergency room (ER) visits for alcohol intoxication have seen a significant rise in recent years. According to the study published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2014 saw […]

Highway patrol officer killed on Christmas Eve by youth driving under influence of alcohol and weed
12-27-17 Category: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Marijuana

In yet another incident of driving under the influence (DUI), a young California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was killed by a 22-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence of weed and alcohol on Christmas eve. Andrew Camilleri Sr. (33) was sitting inside his patrol vehicle parked near an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in […]

Christmas isn’t all about drinking
12-22-17 Category: Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

After several months of treatment at a local rehab and painstaking efforts to break free from alcoholism, 23-year-old Greg (name changed) thought he had finally won the battle. But he had not imagined that his recent breakup with his high school sweetheart would make it tough to handle the surge of negative emotions, especially at […]

08-11-17 Category: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Rehab, Alcoholism

Those who know her since her twenties never had the slightest suspicion that there was so much happening in her life. It was tough to imagine that the 36-year-old Charlotte Crawford (name changed) of Palm Springs was one of the unfortunate victims of alcohol until she set foot on the path to recovery. What began […]


Rivulets of sweat ran down her face, as she started feeling the agony and distress. The horrible panic attack had started, yet again. Gasping for breath, she staggered to the dining room and headed straight for the bar, where she made a large drink for herself. Holding a whiskey glass in her trembling hands, she […]

04-25-17 Category: Alcohol Abuse

Findings of a new research conducted by a group of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have highlighted the need to develop personalized treatments for individuals struggling with alcoholism and alcohol use disorder (AUD). The study, published recently online in The Journal of Neuroscience, unravels a striking difference between the brain structures of alcohol-dependent […]

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