Smell of alcohol makes it difficult to resist a drink: Study

Alcohol is usually associated with celebration and enjoyment, but when people are constantly thinking about alcohol or continue to drink despite facing problems, it can be a sign of alcoholism. Sometimes people prefer to stay away from alcohol, but a single drink may gradually lead to two or more.

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Marijuana smokers five times more likely to develop alcohol problem: Study

Drug and alcohol dependence often go hand in hand. In other words, there are problem drinkers who also suffer from alcoholism, though the dynamics may vary. Previous studies have demonstrated how this legal substance interacts with illicit drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, to cause problems in one’s life. Read more

Coffee may help lessen alcohol-induced liver damage: Study

Harmful drinking habits, including heavy and binge drinking, have been common in the United States. So, the country is not untouched by its deadly consequences. A 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that during 2006-2010, excessive alcohol consumption was responsible for one in 10 deaths among working age adults between 20 and 64. Read more

Alcohol dangerous for HIV infected people: Study

Alcohol can be detrimental to anyone. And, HIV positive patients consuming alcohol are at an increased risk of health problems, which can be fatal. A recent study at the Yale University found that effects of alcohol are more prominent in people suffering from AIDS, even when the HIV has been suppressed by modern antiretroviral treatment (ART). Read more

Study finds easier treatment for depression in alcoholics

Alcohol being the most commonly used addictive substance, its addiction is extensive in the United States. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, around 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults in the U.S. suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. There are a several million more who engage themselves in risky and binge drinking patterns as well. Read more