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Bush Recounts Personal Recovery

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Years after acknowledging a past battle with alcohol abuse, President Bush this week provided details about his personal recovery, ABC News reported Dec. 11.

“I doubt I’d be standing here if I hadn’t quit drinking whiskey, and beer and wine and all that,” Bush said in an interview.

Bush, 61, quit drinking cold-turkey after getting drunk during a 40th birthday celebration. “I had too much to drink one night, and the next day I didn’t have any,” Bush said. “The next day I decided to quit and I haven’t had a drink since 1986.”

“I’m a better man for it,” Bush added. “I wasn’t a knee-walking drunk .. It’s a difficult thing to do, which is to kick an addiction.”

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British Survey Reveals Confusion Over Alcohol Content

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

A survey conducted in Britain by Direct Line Car Insurance showed that one-third of motorists do not know how many units of alcohol are in an average-strength pint of beer and how it may affect their blood-alcohol level, Reuters reported on Nov. 27.

The survey comprised 2,066 adults. Almost half were ignorant of the potency and effects of a large glass of wine. This confusion over how much alcohol is safe before driving led 40 percent of survey respondents to say that drinking alcohol before driving should be banned altogether.

The confusion stems from alcohol consumption being measured in units, while the drinking/driving limit is measured by alcohol content in the blood. Blood-alcohol content can be affected by an individual’s size, weight and metabolism.

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Study: Moderate Amounts of Marijuana May Decrease Pain

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

A survey conducted in Britain by Direct Line Car Insurance showed that one-third of motorists do not know how many units of alcohol are in an average-strength pint of beer and how it may affect their blood-alcohol level, Reuters reported on Nov. 27.

The survey comprised 2,066 adults. Almost half were ignorant of the potency and effects of a large glass of wine. This confusion over how much alcohol is safe before driving led 40 percent of survey respondents to say that drinking alcohol before driving should be banned altogether.

The confusion stems from alcohol consumption being measured in units, while the drinking/driving limit is measured by alcohol content in the blood. Blood-alcohol content can be affected by an individual’s size, weight and metabolism.

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Study of Fruit Flies Finds Genetic Link to Alcohol Sensitivity

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

A survey conducted in Britain by Direct Line Car Insurance showed that one-third of motorists do not know how many units of alcohol are in an average-strength pint of beer and how it may affect their blood-alcohol level, Reuters reported on Nov. 27.

The survey comprised 2,066 adults. Almost half were ignorant of the potency and effects of a large glass of wine. This confusion over how much alcohol is safe before driving led 40 percent of survey respondents to say that drinking alcohol before driving should be banned altogether.

The confusion stems from alcohol consumption being measured in units, while the drinking/driving limit is measured by alcohol content in the blood. Blood-alcohol content can be affected by an individual’s size, weight and metabolism.

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Injuries Rise with Alcohol-Energy Drink Mix

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

College students often mix alcohol with energy drinks so that they can drink more and longer, researchers say, but the strategy can lead to more alcohol-related injuries, too.

Fox News reported Nov. 5 that researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that students who mixed alcohol and drinks like Red Bull had double the risk of being hurt or injured, requiring medical attention, driving with an intoxicated driver, being taken advantage of sexually, or taking advantage of another sexually.

Lead researcher Mary Claire O’Brien said she and colleagues “were surprised that the risk of serious and potentially deadly consequences is so much higher for those who mixed energy drinks with alcohol, even when we adjusted for the amount of alcohol.”

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More Women in England Dying from Alcohol

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Alcohol-related deaths among women in England have nearly doubled in the past 15 years as drinking rates also have risen, according to a new government report.

Reuters reported Oct. 22 that the report, Men’s health Profile of England 2007, found that the U.K. had one of the lowest female alcohol death rates in Europe during the 1970s, but now about 14 of 100,000 women ages 35-54 die from alcohol-related problems.

“Whilst the EU-15 average has been falling, premature death rates from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in females in England has risen persistently,” said the report.

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Sex Abuse, Other Issues Complicate Female Recovery

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Women seeking recovery from addiction often must also overcome a history of sexual abuse as well as the challenges of raising children, poverty, lack of education and other obstacles, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Oct. 17.

Sexual abuse, domestic violence and depression can be both a cause and effect of alcohol and other drug use among women, experts say. One study estimated that 70 percent of female addicts have a history of sexual abuse, compared to 12 percent of men, including incest and sexual trauma as children or teenagers.

Moreover, female addicts are “a good target for a predator,” said T.K. Logan of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. “They know that you are either not going to report it or you are not going to be believed.”

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Study Busts Steroid Stereotypes

Friday, October 12th, 2007

The typical male steroid user is 30 years old, well-educated, Caucasian, and working in a white-collar job, not an athlete or teenager looking to get a competitive edge, according to a new study.

Fox News reported Oct. 11 that researchers who conducted an Internet survey of about 2,000 males in the U.S. found that these 30-something steroid users were taking the drugs to increase muscle mass, strength and physical attractiveness, and not for sports. These typical users also cited factors like increased confidence, decreased fat, improved mood and attraction of sex partners are playing into their decision to use steroids.

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Alcohol Abstinence Cuts Cancer Risk

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Women who consume alcoholic drinks daily face an increased risk of breast cancer, Reuters reported Sept. 27.

Researchers found that women who had one or two alcoholic drinks daily had a 10-percent increased risk of breast cancer, while risk of the disease rose 30 percent among those who had three or more drinks daily.

Researcher Arthur Klatsky of Kaiser Permanente and colleagues said at this week’s European Cancer Conference that their large-scale study found that the link between drinking and breast cancer held true regardless of whether women drink beer, wine or liquor.

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Daily Drinkers Raise Risk of Breast Cancer

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Women who consume alcoholic drinks daily face an increased risk of breast cancer, Reuters reported Sept. 27.

Researchers found that women who had one or two alcoholic drinks daily had a 10-percent increased risk of breast cancer, while risk of the disease rose 30 percent among those who had three or more drinks daily.

Researcher Arthur Klatsky of Kaiser Permanente and colleagues said at this week’s European Cancer Conference that their large-scale study found that the link between drinking and breast cancer held true regardless of whether women drink beer, wine or liquor.

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