Binge Drinking a Problem for Older Adults: Research

The results of a research study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society have found that approximately 1 in 10 older adults partakes in binge drinking. This behavior put them at higher risk for injuries from falls as well as other medical problems. Joseph Palamar, the senior author of the study and an…

Read More

One in Three Adult Americans in Mid-30s and 40’s May be Drinking Too Much

A survey conducted by the American Osteopathic Association has found that a significant portion of the middle-aged US population could be living with an issue with alcohol. Online Survey Results Indicate Widespread Alcohol Problem Harris Insights & Analytics, the company behind the Harris Poll was responsible for conducting the online survey, which took place between…

Read More

Is New Drug Similar to Naltrexone the Answer to Teen Alcohol Abuse?

Drinking is a common problem in the United States and it’s impacting our youth. Studies estimate as many as 33% of teens in high school have drank at least some alcohol in the past 30 days and may are binge drinking on a regular basis. While prevention programs are doing their part to reduce the…

Read More

The Stages of Alcoholism

Bing Drinking / Increased Tolerance Binge drinking is considered consuming more than 5 drinks in a two hour period. Sadly, an estimated 38 million adult Americans binge drink at least once a week. Many binge drink daily.  Binge drinking increases the cost of healthcare and has many other economic impacts including car accidents, violence, and…

Read More

Effects of Alcohol on the Body and the Brain

People drink to socialize, to celebrate with others, to relax after a hard day—it’s a social norm throughout American society for people to consume alcohol. But binge drinking, drinking more than a few drinks daily, or drinking more than a 7-14 drinks per week depending on your gender can lead to serious health consequences. The…

Read More

Connection Discovered Between Alcohol and Overeating

It is probably no coincidence that all-night diners and fast food restaurants are often placed around bars and clubs. The connection between alcohol consumption and eating has long been something that has been observed, socially. But, researchers wanted to look into the mechanisms at work in the brain and find out if there was a…

Read More

Alcohol Sources for Minors Examined

Obtaining alcohol can be quite the game for teenagers and adolescents. Some children steal it from their parents and some children get it from their parents. The struggle to toe the line between healthy freedom and strict rules is something that many parents struggle with. Allowing alcohol consumption is one issue that falls perfectly into…

Read More