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Topic: About Alcoholism
What causes blackouts? Researchers have identified the brain cells involved in blackouts and now say that exposure to large amounts of alcohol does not necessarily kill brain cells as once thought....
The war at home Alcohol abuse is dangerously high among returning veterans, and a new study is addressing these issues through the use of virtual reality environments. “Our goal is to help them stop...
Do women alcoholics react to booze differently than men? “Alcoholism is much more common among males than females. However, female alcoholics are more likely to have co-existing psychiatric disorders...
Needed: A few good men CCS is looking for male AA members to sign up to correspond with prisoners The Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS) connects AAs on the inside with AAs on the outside. GSO...
Does stress drive kids of alcoholics to drink more? A Swedish study finds that people with parents who have a history of alcohol abuse drink more than others when exposed to stress. It has long been...
Does living alone increase your drinking?
Alcoholism and living alone Living alone is associated with an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality, according to a recent study. Researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health...
A member gives us a rundown in plain English
Dr. Silkworth wrote that the alcoholic becomes restless, irritable, and discontent when all he is doing is not drinking. The Big Book describes us as egocentric, egotistical, self seeking, and self-...
Risky businessA new study on drinking and serious injury risk indicates that alcohol consumption is a major cause of hospitalized injury. “A heavy drinker is three times more likely to be injured...
Closing time A recent study from Norway highlights the connection between alcohol and violence. The findings show that a one-hour extension of bar closing hours led to an increase of approximately 20...
Drunks have higher death rates A study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of both general and cancer mortality when compared to the...

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