A new study has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias. None demonstrated any benefit on health outcomes.
YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the ‘fun’ side of drinking.
Researchers have found a new link between the brain’s immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.
Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk.
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions, and mental health were found to be the main causes of avoidable emergency room visits in the US, a new report reveals.
Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues.
Drinking alcohol improves memory for information learned before the drinking episode began, new research suggests.
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