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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 […]

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 […]

08-04-17 Category: Alcohol, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse

Peering through the window of her tiny apartment, which overlooks a large park in Sacramento’s Willow Creek neighborhood, 68-year-old Marjorie McDowell (name changed) looks back on her life, and all that it had entailed. As she watches young couples taking a walk in the park or friends playing together or families having a picnic she […]


As we celebrate International Women’s Day this March 8, there is no denying the fact that millennial women are so empowered that despite all odds, their achievements are exponential – be it in social, cultural, economic or political sectors. Worldwide, women are emerging as change makers, trendsetters and leaders for a better tomorrow. While this […]

adolescence leads to epigenetic
12-15-16 Category: Alcoholism, Research

Genetics research has offered important contributions to the understanding of how gene variations, or differences in a person’s genes, influence his or her susceptibility for developing certain types of disease. For example, having an alcoholic parent can increase the risk of developing alcohol use problems by three to four times. As alcohol and other drug […]

mortem brain tissue of alcoholics
08-26-16 Category: Alcoholism, Research, Substance Abuse

People who drink to “chill out” may have structurally different brains from those who drink to “catch a buzz.” A fascinating study recently conducted at the University of Eastern Finland examined the post-mortem brain tissue of alcoholics. The brains were divided based on their Cloninger’s typology, and the results may help in the creation of […]

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