Tag Archive: alcohol

Preventing College Alcoholism Starts at Home

Wine Drop by Fabrizio Monti

Kitty Holman provides suggestions to prevent alcohol abuse by college students.

Binge Drinking on the Decline, Except in College

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have linked the increase in the U.S. drinking age to a drop in binge drinking over the past 20 years (the drinking age was increased in the early to mid-1980’s). In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child…

Study indicates Men and Women Handle Stress Differently

A study from the Yale University School of Medicine indicates that when under stress men are more likely than women to turn to alcohol. Researchers also found that women are more likely to talk about feelings of anxiety or sadness when under stress. The study confirms a pattern of behaviour that suggests that men tend…

FA034 – Anatomy of Addiction

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe, and Richard talk about addiction and its treatment, along with how to recognize and deal with the drug issue with your teenaged children. Well, mostly, Dr. Richard reads from his addiction encyclopedia. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use…

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Response to alcohol odours and mother's emotions

The June 2008 issue of Alcohol includes a study indicating that children react differently to the smell of alcohol depending on the emotional context of their mother’s drinking. When asked to choose between the odour of beer and an unpleasant odour, kids whose mothers were classified as “escape drinkers” were more likely to choose the…