Drug to treat alcoholism could cure meth addiction

A drug being used to treat alcoholism may have an additional benefit. It may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine, an extremely addictive stimulant.

Alcoholism may cut short your life by eight years

Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study.

How underage binge-drinking may lead to increased anxiety, alcoholism in adults

A new study has revealed that binge-drinking during adolescence may affect adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes.

How drinking habit changes as we age

Frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially among men, reveals a new British study.

Have an alcoholic partner? Seek help online

An online interactive support programme has been found to help spouses of alcoholics cope with the stress of living with such a partner.

Young men with lower IQ likelier to drink more

A new study has examined that young adult men with lower IQ are likelier to drink more.

Targeting a protein might treat alcoholism

Targeting a protein might allow treatment of alcoholism and simultaneously prevent alcohol-induced heart and liver damage, a new study has found.

New drug may curb excess drinking

Researchers have patented a drug that could produce some of ecstasy's euphoric effects and at the same time limit the amount of alcohol people drink.

Drug to reduce side-effects of 'binge drinking' developed

Scientists have developed and tested a drug that could reduce the harmful side-effects of binge drinking.

Justin Bieber studying the Bible
Justin Bieber studying the Bible

Pop sensation Justin Bieber has cleared his schedule to study the Bible with his pastor for the next two weeks in Palm Springs, California, as he wants to learn how to spread the word of God.

Alcohol addiction recovery may trigger insomnia

For people in the early phases of recovery from alcohol addiction, insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem, says a study.

How genes decide recovery from alcoholism

US researchers have identified genetic markers that may help in identifying individuals who could benefit from the alcoholism treatment drug Acamprosate.

Gene decides why some people avoid alcohol

In case of alcohol, variation in bitter taste does get more complex because alcoholic beverages contain flavours and tastes that may mask any aversive effects of bitterness.

First app to tell if alcohol-related tremors are real or fake

Scientists have developed the world's first app to measure strength of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal, providing guidance to direct treatment decisions.

Genes may put some people at increased risk of hangovers

Hungover after a wild night of partying? Blame your genes.

Cheers! Rule of thumb can control drinking

Did you ever try using a rule of thumb such as a half-glass rule or a two-fingers-from-the-top rule when pouring wine? Do this if you want to keep your weight in check.

`Impulsive, hopeless` kids likelier to become binge drinkers

Researchers have discovered a variety of factors like impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking traits, lack of conscientiousness, with 70 percent accuracy that determines that kids will become binge drinkers.

Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuse and advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs.

Zac Efron ready to date post rehab stint

`High School Musical` star Zac Efron is reportedly ready for a relationship again, following his stint in a rehab for rumoured substance abuse and alcoholism.

Just 11 genes could help predict alcoholism risk

Researchers have suggested that a group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism.