Medical cannabis may help treat alcoholism

From celebrating a promotion at work to dealing with stress in day-to-day life, alcohol has become an integral part of every individual’s life. However, the persistent consumption of alcohol does no good to one’s overall well-being, rather deteriorates it by developing major health issues like alcoholism. Alcoholism can be defined as an uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol despite its debilitating effects. Read more

South Florida issues dos and don’ts restricting alcohol consumption for spring breakers

With the mercury level rising up, people across the United States are gearing up to welcome spring with all enthusiasm. The season offers the much-needed relief from the freezing temperature and chilling winds that forced people to stay indoors. During the spring, people break free from their homes and come out to celebrate the sun, light, warmth and happiness. While beaches become the most popular destination to flock during the season, drinking alcohol becomes a popular choice to have fun and celebrations. Read more

Scientists find ‘wonder drug’ ineffective for alcohol use disorders

Alcohol is the most widely used substance in the world. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 80,000 people die each year due to alcohol in the United States. The total number of casualties increases to around 3.3 million deaths annually across the world due to alcohol abuse, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of pharmacotherapy along with psychosocial interventions has improved the success rate in patients going through alcoholism in remission and improving lifestyle necessary for the long-term alcohol abstinence. Read more

Neurotransmitter induces alcohol cravings, says study

Alcohol addiction has been a common issue affecting millions in the United States. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 136.7 million individuals aged 12 or older were using alcohol in 2016. Read more

Legalizing cannabis may derail the alcohol industry, says survey

With the legalization of cannabis by 29 states and Washington, D.C., for medicinal purposes, the day when the drug will be available legally across the country seems not too far. In fact, the government is steadily diminishing control over the drug in other sectors and industries in the U.S. Read more