Senior Citizens Have a Binge-Drinking Problem, According to a New Study
New research finds that a growing number of seniors are drinking too much, too often.
Could Managed Consumption Be a Better Form of Treatment for Alcoholism?
Managed alcohol programs, which provide homeless alcoholics with housing and small amounts of booze, may seem counterintuitive, but they fit squarely within a philosophy of addiction treatment known as harm reduction—and they're working.
What Can 'Drunken Monkeys' Teach Us About Alcohol Addiction?
Turns out, our ancient ancestors' consumption of fermented fruits created a genetic mutation that be the cause of alcoholism in people today.
Just a Few Minutes of Mindfulness Could Help Curb Your Drinking
Alcohol abuse is often preceded by heavy drinking, and researchers hope mindfulness could help teach drinkers restraint before it's too late.
Does the University of Southern California's Ex-Coach Have a Case?
Former football coach Steve Sarkisian is suing the university over discrimination. Is there any merit to his claims?
Was Benching Johnny Manziel an Act of Discrimination?
The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against alcoholics. What to make, then, of the Browns quarterback's recent demotion?
Five Studies: New Approaches in Treating Addiction as a Disease
The disease model of addiction offers addicts several ways forward—including getting drunk to beat alcoholism.
Think Alcohol's Good for You? Not So Fast, Researchers Say
It turns out the benefits of light to moderate drinking might have been exaggerated.
Prognosis for Don Draper: Not Good. On Getting Help for an Addiction.
A study challenges the idea that “bottoming out” makes one more receptive to getting help for an addiction.
Should Primary Care Doctors Ask About How Much Alcohol You're Drinking?
Screening could detect misuse and lead to more effective counseling, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—unless you're already on the far end of the spectrum.