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Study: Heavy Drinkers Are Rarely Alcoholics

(Newser) – Frequently drinking too much booze does not mean you're an alcoholic. In fact, it means that only rarely. A new study by the CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administr... read more

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

While many people think that most, if not all, heavy drinkers are alcoholics, medical specialists have long suspected that belief is incorrect, said Robert Brewer, an author of a study by the U.S. Cen... read more

Only 10% of heavy drinkers are alcoholics, CDC study finds

While many people think that most, if not all, heavy drinkers are alcoholics, medical specialists have long suspected that belief is incorrect, said Robert Brewer, an author of a study by the U.S. Cen... read more

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Most Heavy Drinkers Are Not Alcoholics

Most people who drink to get drunk are not alcoholics, suggesting that more can be done to help heavy drinkers cut back, a new government report concludes. The finding, from a government survey of 138 ... read more


Heavy drinkers and teetotalers alike may have heightened dementia risk

Middle-aged adults who avoid alcohol altogether, and those who consume the equivalent of seven glasses of wine or more a week are both more likely than light drinkers to develop dementia in their late... read more

Millennials and Alcohol: More Young People are Drinking to the Point of Liver Damage

And that’s a problem for a growing number of young people who are drinking alcohol in excess for long periods of time. An alarming new study calls ... in percentages of heavy drinking and ... read more

Why there's more to dying than just drinking - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 220

For reasons unclear, the authors of a recent study into alcohol consumption and ... of mortality for light and moderate drinkers than for non-drinkers (even lifetime abstainers) and some increase in r... read more

Drinkers are more likely to die on roads than cirrhosis

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Sleep-deprived binge drinkers may be damaging their brains

New research suggests the impact of heavy drinking on young people could be just as harmful for their sleep as it is for long-term alcoholics’. The University of Melbourne study found those downing fo... read more

Attitudes, more than alcohol use, predict sexual assault

True, alcohol lowers inhibition ... acted on them in the past. Heavy drinking, however, had no bearing on their trajectory of sexual assault over time. Peer pressure, on the other hand, does. For exam... read more

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Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

While many people think that most, if not all, heavy drinkers are alcoholics, medical specialists have long suspected that belief is incorrect, said Robert Brewer, an author of a study by the U.S. Cen... read more



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