About Alcohol Use

Overview Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that's sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or …

“Wonder drug” for alcohol abuse disorders found to be completely ineffective after careful review

Baclofen has been heralded by the pharmaceutical industry as a one-stop treatment for alcohol use disorders. The supposed “wonder drug” has even been called a cure for alcoholism. But no pharma cash cow should go without scrutiny — and it turns out that baclofen actually doesn’t stand up to the test. While a number of studies reportedly …

According to Major New Study, the Single Biggest Preventable Risk Factor for Dementia is Overuse of Alcohol

A major Canadian observational study identified alcohol use disorders as the biggest risk factor for the onset of dementia. It’s also the most preventable factor, so people wary of early-onset dementia can avoid it by controlling their alcohol intake, reported a ScienceDaily article. Implemented by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and published …