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Results from world’s first MDMA alcohol use disorder trial

Results from world’s first MDMA alcohol use disorder trial

The world’s first trial investigating the role of MDMA therapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder has shown positive results. Awakn Life Sciences' Bristol...
Global Drug Survey shows COVID-19 surge in UK alcohol intake

Global Drug Survey shows COVID-19 surge in UK alcohol intake

A new, interim report from the Global Drug Survey has shown that more than half of British respondents have increased the number of days...
COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

Experts warn that the COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of alcohol and drug addiction relapses. The UK’s leading addiction treatment provider has warned...
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Alcohol and the NHS is a “ticking time bomb about to explode”

Alcohol related hospital admissions are at a record number and according to experts, is crippling the NHS According to an NHS report, in 2018 a...
US alcohol consumption falling as cannabis use increases

US alcohol consumption falling as cannabis use increases

Over the past several years, US alcohol consumption rates have declined rapidly, leaving consumers to find new alternatives. Notably, the cannabis industry is directly correlated...

How does binge drinking affect the body?

With Halloween around the corner, for adults, sweets won’t be the only thing consumed - alcohol and Halloween go hand in hand, but are...

Genes and addiction: study shows gene mutation is linked to abuse

Nature or nurture has always been the big question when it comes to addiction. Now, a researcher has discovered that there is a link...
Did you know that brain growth is inhibited by heavy alcohol use?

Did you know that brain growth is inhibited by heavy alcohol use?

A study at Oregon National Primate Research Center, USA, shows that heavy alcohol use can slow the rate of brain growth. The study, published in...
Want some smoking cessation advice?

Want some smoking cessation advice?

This may be great smoking cessation advice: reducing alcohol consumption could help individuals quit their daily smoking habit. New research has found that heavy drinkers...
Social media addiction: student binge drinkers affected

Social media addiction: student binge drinkers affected

Binge drinkers, typically university students, are frequently posting on social media while intoxicated therefore showing signs of social media addiction. Researchers have found that social...
Excessive alcohol consumption: ready for the holiday hangover?

Excessive alcohol consumption: ready for the holiday hangover?

According to University of Michigan, USA, parents are not prepared for 'parenting hangovers' this holiday season – is it time to reduce excessive alcohol...
£10.5 million (~€11.8 million) funding provided to those affected by alcohol

£10.5 million (~€11.8 million) funding provided to those affected by alcohol

Public Health England (PHE) has awarded £10.5 million funding to local projects to help improve the lives of adults and children affected by alcohol. The...
People living in cold climates are more likely to be a heavy drinker

People living in cold climates are more likely to be a heavy drinker

According to a new study there is a link between average temperature, hours of sunlight and alcohol consumption, suggesting cold climates linking to those...
Can DNA markers show how likely someone is to smoke?

Can DNA markers show how likely someone is to smoke?

A new study has found multiple genetic variants, acting as DNA markers, indicating how heavy a person is likely to smoke. DNA markers comprising of...
WHO reports harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden

WHO reports: harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease...

More than three million people died because of damaging use of alcohol in 2016, according to a report released by WHO today. Overall, the...
‘Drink Free Days’ campaign to help adults cut down alcohol consumption

‘Drink Free Days’ campaign to help adults cut down alcohol consumption

Public Health England and alcohol education charity Drinkaware will partner on a new campaign entitled ‘Drink Free Days’. The ‘Drink Free Days’ campaign was launched...
Research shows smoking and alcohol use can cause arterial stiffness in teenagers

Research shows smoking and alcohol use can cause arterial stiffness in teenagers

New research has observed that smoking and alcohol use can cause arterial stiffness in teenagers, even at low levels. The research, published in the European...

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