Tag Archives: alcohol abuse

Geneticist Says Alcohol Issues can be Inherited

Problems with alcohol may be inherited, according to a geneticist and author Dr Margaret Smith. One only needs to look at the number of celebrities whose children have followed in their footsteps when it comes to alcohol abuse to realise there must be a link between our genes and our drinking habits, the latest example is […]

One in Seven Brits Drink More Alcohol than Water

New research suggests that one in seven Brits drink more alcohol than they do water. In fact 4 million of them haven’t had a glass of water in over a week, according to the latest research. While the consumption of tea and coffee was even higher than alcohol, the research showed that many Brits find […]

New Strategy to Reduce Alcohol Harm Introduced

On Monday, the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Council launched a framework to prevent and intervene on the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Entitled “Everybody’s Business’’,  the plan calls for a review of the legal drinking age and the legal blood alcohol level for driving to 0.00. It also calls for restrictions on alcohol at […]

Alcopops Tax Cuts Drinking Harm

A new study has revealed that Alcopops tax has cut drinking and harm. According to the study the tax on Alcopops has significantly reduced the numbers of highly intoxicated young people presenting to hospital emergency departments. It has also reduced the number of people binge drinking across the state of NSW. Read more about it here.

One Third of adults in US affected by Alcohol-Use Disorder

A study has found that one third of adults in the United States are affected by alcohol-use disorder. Alcohol-use disorder is not the same as alcohol abuse. Alcohol-use disorder (AUD) is defined as problem drinking that causes mild to severe distress or harm. The study found that only 20 per cent of those suffering with the […]

Powdered Alcohol Update

Powdered alcohol has become a hot topic recently, with many in Australia concerned about its regulation. It is legal in most states in the US and this video describes what people in Michigan think about Palcohol or powdered alcohol.  

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