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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 […]

Why Heavy Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Divorce

Why Heavy Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Divorce

People involved in problematic alcohol consumption have a well-established tendency to experience serious disruptions in their intimate relationships. Among married individuals, these disruptions may lead to a decreasing desired to keep a marriage intact. In a study published in May 2014 in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, researchers from the University of […]

Avoiding The Holiday Weekend Party Blackout

Avoiding The Holiday Weekend Party Blackout

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It’s a time when we not only get a three-day weekend, we also get to celebrate the warmer weather. Barbecues and picnics are a must, as are pool and beach parties. While you’re celebrating this weekend, have fun – but be responsible. It can be all […]

The Great Recession And Drinking

The Great Recession And Drinking

The economic downturn referred to as the Great Recession had many social implications. Millions of baby boomers on the verge of retirement lost their investments. Homeowners who had adjustable-rate mortgages were unable to pay skyrocketing mortgage payments and lost their homes. The tension and stress that a recession leaves in its wake can lead to […]