Alcohol addiction

How does prenatal alcohol exposure raise addiction risk?

How does prenatal alcohol exposure raise addiction risk?

The key appears to lie with endocannibinoids -- cannabis-like chemicals that are produced by the brain itself, the research showed.

Jul 08, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

Heavy drinking may impair cognitive function in elderly

A new study at Brown University in the US sought to elucidate the relations among age, heavy drinking, and neurocognitive function.

Sep 26, 2016, 22:25 PM IST

Alcohol addiction may change neurocognitive skills in oldies

The negative consequences of heavy alcohol consumption on neurocognitive function gets worse with advanced age, the study said.

Sep 24, 2016, 16:21 PM IST

People in addiction treatment more likely to smoke

People undergoing treatment for drugs and alcohol addiction around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, finds a 20-country study.

Sep 23, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Alcohol addiction may trigger various cancers in Indians: Lancet

Not just harming their heart and brain, alcohol dependency may also be behind several forms of cancers among heavy drinkers in low-income countries like India, researchers have warned.

Sep 17, 2015, 11:52 AM IST

Why smoking leads to alcohol addiction

Smoking can make people crave alcohol to the point where they become addicted to it.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

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.

Apr 04, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

Tobacco use may double risk of alcohol dependency

People who use snus, a moist powder tobacco product, run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency as compared with non-users. 

Feb 26, 2015, 16:56 PM IST

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.

Jan 04, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

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.

Nov 06, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

Roger Moore quits drinking

'James Bond' star Roger Moore has confessed he has given up alcohol because he suffers from type 2 diabetes.

Sep 29, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

I suffered from a `disease called addiction`, says Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta has revealed her drug and alcohol addiction saying that she suffered from a disease called addiction and she had it for as long as she could remember.

Jul 15, 2014, 13:15 PM IST

Woman gets son killed for not giving up drinking

Fed up with his drinking habit, a woman allegedly got her 22-year-old son killed with the help of her elder son, police said on Monday.

Jun 16, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

Addiction to become manageable disease

Researchers are saying that they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes.

Jun 10, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

Tricks to look fresh after hangover

Excessive intake of alcohol can leave you with a hangover. But you can still look fresh by sleeping in a slightly elevated posture and by exfoliating your skin well to look bright and perky.

Dec 30, 2013, 13:05 PM IST

Psy reveals drinking problem

`Gangnam Style` hit maker Psy has opened up about his addiction to booze.

Jul 29, 2013, 14:59 PM IST

Weight loss drug could help curb cocaine addictions

The drug topiramate, typically used to treat epilepsy and more recently weight loss, could also help people get rid of their cocaine and alcohol addictions, a new study has revealed.

Jul 19, 2013, 13:31 PM IST

Matthew Perry talks about alcohol addiction and opening home to help other addicts

Matthew Perry has opened up about his struggle with alcohol addiction and how he managed to get sober.

Jul 03, 2013, 16:42 PM IST

Deactivating brain trigger could thwart addiction relapse

Researchers have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway, in rats, which is associated to memories that cause cravings for alcohol.

Jun 25, 2013, 11:43 AM IST

I used booze as medication to treat depression after 9/11, says Billy Joel

Billy Joel has blamed his alcohol problem and depression to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

May 28, 2013, 12:07 PM IST