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How Dangerous Is Binge Drinking?

How Dangerous Is Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is a dangerous activity, but most people who do it don’t realize the risks they are taking. One in six adults binge drinks on a regular basis, up to four times a month. Americans of all age groups binge drink, and among college students it is particularly troubling and problematic. So what exactly […]

The Chain Of Alcoholism Is Broken

The Chain Of Alcoholism Is Broken

By Dennis O’Connor On July 10, 1927, my father, James Larkin O’Connor, came into this world. Shortly after giving birth to him, his mother, Madeline O’Connor, left this world. The O’Connors had immigrated to Syracuse, New York, in the late 1800s from County Kerry, Ireland. They were a hard-working, hard-drinking bunch. Through the generations, they […]

Potent Cocktails Are A Recipe For Disaster

Potent Cocktails Are A Recipe For Disaster

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is actively trying to educate drinkers about the potential dangers of mixed cocktails. Health officials are concerned that the large amount of alcohol in certain types of cocktails has the potential to cause serious harm, and drinkers often have no way of knowing how much alcohol they’re consuming. Researchers […]

Which Genes Help Predict The Odds For Alcoholism?

Which Genes Help Predict The Odds For Alcoholism?

Scientists have long known that a substantial portion of any given person’s chances of developing alcoholism comes from the inheritance of certain genes. However, the genetic risk for alcoholism stems from a number of complex variables, and relatively little is known about the particular gene interactions that produce the greatest dangers. In a study published […]