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Parents Want Kids' Docs To Check For Alcohol

Parents are willing to have their children’s doctors screen the adults for alcohol problems and make a recommendation about what to do, a study found. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recognized the child health care visit as a good place to deal with family issues, but there was little information about how parents would….

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Substance abuse, schizophrenia and risk of violence

substance abuse and schizophrenia

A study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine demonstrates that there is an association between schizophrenia and violence, but shows that this association is greatly increased by drug and alcohol abuse. Importantly, the study also finds that the risk of violence from patients with psychoses who also have substance use disorder….

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Proteins may point to alcohol use test

Measuring a set of protein changes in the blood linked to alcohol use may potentially lead to a more accurate diagnostic test than those currently available, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. “The challenge in alcohol abuse as opposed to substance abuse — things like cocaine or heroin or PCP — is that….

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Alcohol portrayals in films and advertisements make people drink more

New research has shown for the first time that portrayals of alcohol in films and TV advertisements have an immediate effect on the amount of alcohol that people drink. The research, published online in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, found that people who watched films and commercials in which alcohol drinking featured prominently immediately reached….

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Cunning alcoholism one step ahead

Alcoholism is a thinking disease. It sneaks up and gets you where you’re weakest. It waits. It does push-ups while you’re sleeping. It’s smarter than you. Identifying alco-thought is like trying to put your finger on mercury. I was talking to a gentleman recently who has had repeated problems with his drinking. He was on….

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