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Family dinners may help prevent teen substance abuse

Family dinners may help prevent teen substance abuse

In this fast-paced world, spending quality time with family members can be a far-fetched dream for many. However, one must understand that spending quality time together helps a person to form strong bonds with his or her partner and children. The best way to keep in touch with the family member is to eat together on a regular basis. In fact, family dinners help in easing communication between different family members, apart from helping to get along with others. (more…)

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Women more at risk when consuming alcohol

Women more at risk when consuming alcohol

A study, first of its kind, examined excess mortality and its predictors among alcohol dependent individuals in the general population over a 14-year period. The findings concluded that annual death rates were higher for alcohol dependent females than for alcohol dependent males when compared to the general population.

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Alcohol abuse one of the most prevalent addictive behaviors

Alcohol abuse one of the most prevalent addictive behaviors

A new study revealed some staggering facts on addictive disorders throughout the world. Almost 5 percent, 240 million adults, struggle with an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent, 1 billion adults, smoke tobacco. The number of people injecting drugs is estimated at around 15 million worldwide.

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Compulsive drinking linked to gene variant

Compulsive drinking linked to gene variant

There is a lot of debate over the existence of an “alcoholism gene.” Last month, a study in association with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism revealed a gene variant influencing the release of a particular brain protein that may increase the susceptibility of developing of an alcohol abuse disorder. Given that 16.6 million adults aged 18 and older had an alcohol problem in 2013, this discovery could prove to be a milestone in the fight against addiction. (more…)

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