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The Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders in Puerto Rico is High

Puerto Ricans make up the second largest Hispanic group in the United States, comprising 9.5% of the population (Mexicans are the largest group). Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. continent have some of the highest rates of drinking, binge drinking,...
27-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Surge in Alcohol-Related Emergency-Department Visits Needs a Different Approach

While moderate drinking – up to one drink per day for women, two for men – can be part of a healthy lifestyle, excessive and chronic drinking can contribute to injury and disease. Each year, U.S. patients utilize emergency department (ED)...
28-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientific Research and “Deceptive Subjects”

Deception by research participants is a problem that needs to be recognized and addressed, according to a recent review. Research participants who conceal or fabricate information to gain admission to and participate in clinical research – for...
26-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inebriation at Sporting Events Is a Problem

In many western countries, public concern about violence and other problems at sporting events has increased. Alcohol is often involved. Research shows that approximately 40 percent of the spectators drink alcohol while attending U.S. baseball and...
18-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Movies Wield Powerful Influence on Drinking Habits of 10- to 15-Year-Olds

Early adolescence is a high-risk period for alcohol experimentation and initiation. Adolescent drinking is linked to exposure to alcohol use in the media. This study examined the influence that movie portrayals of drinking may have on the onset of...
24-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems

Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service. It includes uninvited or unwanted verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature, such as attention, verbal remarks,...
20-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Adolescent Drinking Increases Risk of Problem Drinking by Age 17

Early-age drinking is common in many western nations; for example, 54 percent of Australian 14- to 19-year olds have reported past-year alcohol use. Although early-age drinking has been associated with developing later alcohol problems, findings...
16-Nov-2017 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Human Genetic Variation Influences Alcohol’s Sedating and Stimulating

Although estimates vary, scientists believe that 50 to 64 percent of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is inherited. One way to identify this risk is through a person’s subjective response to alcohol. This study investigated the effects of...
8-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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