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College Wages War On School Alcohol Abuse After Student Dies

Washington State University (WSU) is asking for new regulations to reduce student alcohol abuse including binge drinking after a recent death of a student due to alcohol poisoning. WSU will hold more Friday morning classes to eliminate three-day binge drinking weekends and notify a student’s parents if the student is...

Women Seeking Alcohol Abuse Treatment Earlier Than Men

Results from a new study found that while men have been drinking more than women, it is women that have been seeking care for alcohol abuse an average of four to five years earlier than their male counterparts. The study’s results will be published in the January 2014 issue of...

Blocking Memory May Help Alcoholics Stay Sober

According to a new study, blocking a certain brain pathway may help alcoholics avoid relapse. During the study, which was conducted with rats, scientists found that there are certain neural pathways leading to the brain that may hold the key to preventing relapse among those suffering from alcohol abuse. Led...

Drunk Man Falls Asleep At McDonald’s Drive-Thru

A man fell asleep at the wheel of his car at a McDonald’s drive-thru lane in Western New York. The 32-year old man had his car’s engine still running when troopers arrived at the fast-food restaurant in the Erie County town of Newstead, near Buffalo, New York. On August 10...

Walking Drunk Can Be As Dangerous As Driving Drunk

According to a report released by the Department of Transportation, more than one-third of the 4,432 pedestrians killed in car accidents in 2011 had alcohol in their bodies. Many of these victims had blood alcohol levels higher than the legal driving limit. It was also found that while the number...

Due To Alcoholic Husband Women Sets Herself And Kids Ablaze

An Indian woman who was married to an alcoholic husband who frequently beat her, set herself and her two young children on fire. The woman, Gudiya, and her 8-month-old and two-year-old daughters, who lived in India’s Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, all died. Gudiya, 28, had been enduring the arguing...

Doctors Should Screen Patients To Reduce Alcoholism

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel, says that doctors should ask adults how much and how often they drink alcohol and counsel those with risky and dangerous drinking habits. The panel reviewed studies conducted since 1985 and determined that screening patients can accurately detect alcohol abuse...

More Woman Dying From Prescription Drug Overdoses Than Cancer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that since 1999, the rate of prescription drug overdose deaths of women has quintupled. More women are now dying of prescription painkiller pills like OxyContin and Vicodin than from cervical cancer or homicide. Women are gaining on men in the number...

Addiction A Leading Factor In Personal And Nationwide Bankruptcies

The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy on July 18 after they declared over $18 billion in debt. Many large corporations have already filed, but many are still waiting for their day in court. Some corporations such as Eastman Kodak Co. and American Airlines have cases that are winding down...

Childhood Abuse Can Lead To Suicides For Drug Abusers

A recent study found that those who experienced severe childhood abuse are much more likely to experience a suicide attempt later in life. The study reported a suicide rate about five times higher than in the general population. The American Journal of Public Health published the results, which reflect “how...

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