It is already well-known that the brains of long-term alcoholics atrophy and shrink, the study authors say, but the new findings are the first evidence that cigarette smoking might contribute to that...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2005/09/28/13440.aspx | 28 Sep 2005
Researchers and clinicians already know that alcohol abuse and/or dependence can lead to severe and potentially irreversible brain damage.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/04/24/24038.aspx | 24 Apr 2007
Alcoholics frequently smoke. Anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of individuals in North America who seek alcoholism treatment are also chronic smokers.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/06/26/26900.aspx | 26 Jun 2007
According to a new report children who grow up with alcoholic parents bear emotional, behavioural and mental scars and are more likely to become addicted themselves.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/09/05/19860.aspx | 5 Sep 2006
Analyses of a national sample of individuals with alcohol dependence (alcoholism) reveal five distinct subtypes of the disease, according to a new study by scientists at the National Institute on...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/06/29/27074.aspx | 29 Jun 2007
Participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober, a researcher from...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110129/Research-sheds-light-on-role-of-helping-in-addiction-recovery.aspx | 29 Jan 2011
The brains of alcohol-dependent individuals are affected not only by their own heavy drinking, but also by genetic or environmental factors associated with their parents- drinking, according to a new...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/02/21/22093.aspx | 21 Feb 2007
It has been widely observed that only a small percentage of alcoholics develop cirrhosis of the liver, the most advanced form of alcoholic liver disease (ALD); the reason why all alcoholics do not...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20111206/Study-evaluates-whether-genetic-GST-polymorphisms-increase-risk-of-ALD-in-alcoholics.aspx | 6 Dec 2011
A new study has found that, even with prolonged sobriety, alcoholics show deficits in visuoperception and frontal executive functioning of the brain. Furthermore, alcoholics utilize a more complex...
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/11/14/6277.aspx | 14 Nov 2004
The study used a test that gauged participants' abilities to make sound choices between short-term rewards and the long-term negative consequences of their decisions.
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/11/01/5944.aspx | 1 Nov 2004