Fathers who binge drink are less involved with their children, a new study reports. Treating paternal heavy alcohol use can improve family dynamics.
Researchers report abstaining from drinking alcohol can actually increase dementia risks. Low to moderate alcohol consumption may help to reduce dementia risks.
Pregnant women who drink small-to-moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy risk altering their baby's brain structure and delaying brain development.
Having one or more retail outlets selling alcohol for off-premises consumption in a neighborhood was associated with a 13.5% increase in cases of child abuse and 10.5% more children being entered into the foster care system.
Those with PTSD are almost twice as likely to develop alcohol use disorder than their peers who have not experienced trauma. Researchers report drugs that block FKBP5, such as benztropine, a drug used to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and the experimental compound SAFit2 reduce alcohol preference and drinking in models of PTSD.
Women in their 20's who frequently binge drink had the highest self-reported prevalence of COVID-19 infection among subgroups within a study of alcohol and drug usage during the pandemic. Researchers say the increased infection risk was due to binge drinkers being less vigilant with their social behaviors as a result of intoxication.
Teenagers with problematic alcohol use are more likely to experience poorer health and worse life satisfaction during their mid-thirties.
A person's mood in addition to alcohol-related cues contributes to cravings for alcohol in opposite ways in men and women.