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Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

Exposure to alcohol in pregnancy can alter gene function during regulated embryonic development, according to the University of Helsinki. Disruption to embryonic development caused by...
Can ketamine help treat severe alcohol disorder?

Can ketamine help treat severe alcohol disorder?

A new trial from the University of Exeter will investigate whether ketamine-assisted therapy could help treat alcohol disorder. The £2.4 million trial will be delivered...
Involving patients in the development of drug and alcohol services

Involving patients in the development of drug and alcohol services

People who have received treatment for substance abuse should be involved in developing drug and alcohol services, according to new research from the University...
Doctors say the UK drinking age is too low

Doctors say the UK drinking age is too low

Doctors in the UK have urged the government to raise the UK drinking age at home from five, in an effort to prevent future...
Substance use disorder leads to worse general health outcomes

Substance use disorder leads to worse general health outcomes

According to new research, people with a history of hospitalisation due to substance use disorder experience significantly worse outcomes following the onset of a...
Moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of acute stroke

Moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of acute stroke 

Research from the University of Galway and McMaster University has found that moderate and high alcohol consumption increases the risk of acute stroke.   The researchers...
Heart medication could be used to treat alcohol use disorder

Heart medication could be used to treat alcohol use disorder

According to research from the National Institutes of Health, a medication used for heart problems and high blood pressure may be effective in treating...
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Drinking seven units of alcohol per week may cause cognitive decline

Emerging research from the University of Oxford suggests that consuming more than seven units of alcohol per week could increase your risk of experiencing...
Understanding how the brain reacts to alcohol withdrawal

Understanding how the brain reacts to alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal causes a range of symptoms and scientists are now investigating how the brain reacts to abstinence. Alcohol withdrawal causes a wide range of...
New comprehensive standard for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

New comprehensive standard for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published new standards for the diagnosis and assessment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Fetal alcohol spectrum...
Results from world’s first MDMA alcohol use disorder trial

Results from world’s first MDMA alcohol use disorder trial

The world’s first trial investigating the role of MDMA therapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder has shown positive results. Awakn Life Sciences' Bristol...
Global Drug Survey shows COVID-19 surge in UK alcohol intake

Global Drug Survey shows COVID-19 surge in UK alcohol intake

A new, interim report from the Global Drug Survey has shown that more than half of British respondents have increased the number of days...
COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

Experts warn that the COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of alcohol and drug addiction relapses. The UK’s leading addiction treatment provider has warned...
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Alcohol and the NHS is a “ticking time bomb about to explode”

Alcohol related hospital admissions are at a record number and according to experts, is crippling the NHS According to an NHS report, in 2018 a...
US alcohol consumption falling as cannabis use increases

US alcohol consumption falling as cannabis use increases

Over the past several years, US alcohol consumption rates have declined rapidly, leaving consumers to find new alternatives. Notably, the cannabis industry is directly correlated...

How does binge drinking affect the body?

With Halloween around the corner, for adults, sweets won’t be the only thing consumed - alcohol and Halloween go hand in hand, but are...

Genes and addiction: study shows gene mutation is linked to abuse

Nature or nurture has always been the big question when it comes to addiction. Now, a researcher has discovered that there is a link...
Did you know that brain growth is inhibited by heavy alcohol use?

Did you know that brain growth is inhibited by heavy alcohol use?

A study at Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA, shows that heavy alcohol use can slow the rate of brain growth. The study, published in...
Want some smoking cessation advice?

Want some smoking cessation advice?

This may be great smoking cessation advice: reducing alcohol consumption could help individuals quit their daily smoking habit. New research has found that heavy drinkers...
Social media addiction: student binge drinkers affected

Social media addiction: student binge drinkers affected

Binge drinkers, typically university students, are frequently posting on social media while intoxicated therefore showing signs of social media addiction. Researchers have found that social...

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