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For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too...

You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard...

Hangovers do not seem to have much influence on the time...

Many if not most people during their lives have experienced a hangover. Some people believe that hangovers might delay subsequent drinking through pain and...

New research reinforces danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant

Women who drink alcohol at moderate or heavy levels in the early stages of their pregnancy might damage the growth and function of their...

Heavy drinking is bad for marriage if one spouse drinks, but...

Do drinking and marriage mix? That depends on who’s doing the drinking — and how much — according to a recent study by the...

Why alcoholic’s gender matters

Although long-term chronic alcoholism ultimately destroys the bodies as well as the minds of men and women, it treats the genders differently. For one thing,...

Generic gabapentin may treat alcohol dependence

The generic anticonvulsant medication gabapentin shows promise as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, based on the results of a 150-patient clinical trial of...

Weight loss drug helps curb cocaine addictions

The drug topiramate, typically used to treat epilepsy and more recently weight loss, may also help people addicted to both cocaine and alcohol use...

Blocking memories to treat booze addiction

A new study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco offers encouraging findings that researchers hope may...

Brain scans reveal which alcoholics at greatest risk of relapse

Even the most experienced counselors have difficultly spotting a recovering alcoholic in danger of relapse. Brain imaging scans might do a better job, new...

New option for booze dependence: Less drinking, not abstinence

A potential new treatment for alcoholism called nalmefene is effective and safe for reducing alcohol consumption in alcohol dependent individuals, says a new study...

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