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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 […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol consumption can shorten life
04-19-18 Category: Alcohol

Now, even one alcoholic drink a day cannot be considered safe and healthy, as it can result in shorter life expectancies, says a recent study by the University of Cambridge. The study also urged countries to reconsider their drinking recommendations to not more than 100 grams of alcohol each week, and said that the current […]

NIH to investigate ‘nexus’ between health officials and alcohol companies
03-22-18 Category: Alcohol

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is all set to investigate whether authorities flouted any federal policy while soliciting donations during their meetings with alcohol companies to finalize a study on the positive outcomes of moderate drinking. On March 20, 2018, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins expressed concern over the recent meetings between scientists and […]

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 […]

Abuse of sedatives and tranquilizers a precursor to future drug use, finds study
12-18-17 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Alcohol

Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers could lead to the future abuse of more dangerous substances, suggested a recent study by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health. The researchers analyzed national data of more than 35,000 American adults during their first one-year period, referred […]

Can alcohol serve as a gateway drug?
11-24-17 Category: Alcohol

People abusing alcohol never see addiction coming. The malaise creeps up on them after a few bouts of indulgence. While leisure drinking can make some people hooked on alcohol, others may get caught unawares in the seductive glitz of trendy alcoholic beverages. Depending on one’s personal tolerance levels, it could take some days to a […]

10-16-17 Category: Alcohol

In an attempt to curb drunk driving and consumption by minors in the city, the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee (LAPLUMC) on Oct. 10, 2017, approved a measure aimed at stricter enforcement of the sale of alcohol at gas stations. “Vendors such as gas stations that sell alcohol may be overlooked in […]

09-21-17 Category: Alcohol

As American fiction writer Jay Bylsma once said, “Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.” These words proved to be true for Ric Flair, the one-time king of the ring who couldn’t rule over his own life. Decades of […]

08-11-17 Category: Alcohol, Heroin Treatment, Opioid

President Trump has officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a national emergency. The declaration came on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at a news conference that President Trump attended with Vice President Pence at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. According to the President, “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now […]

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