Alcohol Abuse

DUI Cases

DUI Conviction Doesn’t Require Breath Test

Many people who are pulled over for suspicion of DWI mistakenly believe that if they don’t take a breathalyzer test they can’t be convicted.

12/03/2014

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World Health Organization Concerned About Energy Drinks

Energy drinks have been growing in popularity but the World Health Organization is questioning their use.

10/22/2014

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College Students Overestimate Peers’ Drinking

The danger in the overestimation is that a student’s perception of his or her campus drinking norm is the strongest predictor of his or her personal alcohol consumption.

07/18/2014

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Addiction May Be Neurological Disorder

Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.

06/25/2014

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Bars Must Know Patrons’ Limits

If there were no penalties, monetary concern on the part of the establishment that makes money off the alcohol would almost certainly override all other concerns.

06/04/2014

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Study: Alcoholics May Have Serotonin Deficit

Researchers studied the relationship between alcohol consumption and variations in a gene involved in processing the brain chemical serotonin.

05/29/2014

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Addiction Researchers Zero In On Amino Acids In The Brain

If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.

03/07/2014

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CDC: Doctors Don’t Talk To Patients About Alcohol Use

Most doctors don’t talk to their patients about alcohol use even though drinking is responsible for almost 90,000 deaths each year.

01/17/2014

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Old Dangers On New Year’s Eve

New Year’s celebrations mean that drunk drivers will be on the road. Wear seat belts and do what you can to avoid becoming a statistic.

12/31/2013

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Underage Drinking Could Cost You

Unlike drunk driving, in which you are considered impaired if your blood alcohol level is .08, to prove underage drinking, your blood alcohol level only has to be .02.

11/07/2013

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Thousands March To Penn’s Landing In Fight Against Drug And Alcohol Addiction

More than 20,000 people from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region marched to Penn’s Landing Saturday morning to celebrate those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

09/21/2013

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Reducing Alcohol Damage To The Liver

Researchers at UCLA believe that they may have a potential way to reduce the damage alcohol does to the liver.

02/18/2013

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Teens Can Buy Alcohol Online

There is disturbing new research which finds teens are using the internet to buy alcohol. According to the report, verifying underage buyers failed almost half the time making it easy to obtain alcohol.

06/06/2012

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Report: 15% Of Surgeons Have Drinking Problems

About 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the rest of the physician population. That rate is nine percent.

03/02/2012

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Collegiate Recovery From Substance Abuse

And a growing number of colleges, including University of Michigan and Penn State, are making accomodations for students in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

08/15/2011

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