Sentences handed down in Wayne County Court

ANDREW DUSTIN OTT, age 20 of Equinunk, was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 48 hours nor more than 6 months for one count of Driving Under Influence of Alcohol by Minor, an ungraded Misdemeanor. alcohol and addiction news

Regional Vic ice use worse than alcohol

More people in regional Victoria are seeking help for ice addiction than alcohol, a support agency says. alcohol and addiction news

‘Love’ chemical oxytocin linked to drastic reduction in alcohol abuse

The research was done by scientists at the University of Sydney and Germany's University of Regensburg. The findings could see the development of new oxytocin-based treatments for alcohol addiction. alcohol and addiction news

Protein controls both alcohol craving and organ damage

( University of Iowa Health Care ) A University of Iowa study in mice shows that disrupting one protein can simultaneously curb alcohol cravings and protect the heart and liver from alcohol-induced damage. The findings suggest that the RGS6 protein may be a useful drug target both for treating alcoholism and reducing the organ damage […]

Alcohol Intake Peaks at Age 25, But Continues into Old Age

Men generally drink more alcohol than women, but the genders go through similar changes in their drinking habits over their lifetimes, a new study on people in the United Kingdom finds. Both men and women in the study reported a sharp uptick in alcohol intake during adolescence that peaked in early adulthood, plateaued in midlife […]

Alcohol screening and intervention for risky drinking: A guide for physicians

( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) A new review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provides tips for physicians to help patients cut down on excessive alcohol use and is aimed at health care providers who are not addiction specialists. The article is based on current evidence, including recent Canadian guidelines. alcohol and addiction news

Addiction centre counsellor exploits patient

A counsellor at an addiction recovery facility took advantage of a man seeking treatment, a health watchdog has found. alcohol and addiction news

Lecturers share stories of addiction in hopes of helping others | News

Addiction isn't a habit — it’s a disease. Dr. Kip Winger, former UT Emergency Room Medical Director, and Webster Bailey from Cornerstone of Recovery, addressed several UT students Tuesday about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and the stages in which addictive behavior presents itself. The event was … alcohol and addiction news

Discussion teaches about drug addiction

In junior high, AJ Sawtelle abused alcohol for the first time. alcohol and addiction news

‘Dr. Phil’ Set to Air Nick Gordon Intervention on March 11

In the 'emotionally charged intervention,' Bobbi Kristina Brown 's boyfriend is revealed to have been battling drug and alcohol addiction. alcohol and addiction news