Category: Alcohol

Spanking and Later Alcohol Abuse (Spanking Causes Alcohol Abuse?)

spanking and later alcohol abuse

Are spanking and later alcohol abuse related? And if so, how are they related? Study A provocative study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It  concluded that children who are spanked are twice as likely to develop alcohol abuse problems. It found that they are more likely to engage in anti-social behavior as …

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College Drinking Reality: What’s Really Going On?

Most alcohol research uses potentially inaccurate self-reports to gather data on consumption. However, a much more accurate technique is now being used to determine the actual extent of alcohol use and abuse. In particular, college drinking reality. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center are doing ground-breaking studies. Instead of relying …

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Is Alcoholism a Progressive Disease? What’s the Evidence?

alcoholism is a behavioral pattern

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and some others consider alcoholism a progressive disease. They believe the alcoholic has no control over it. Therefore, the only effective treatment is complete abstention from all alcohol. The Theory The theory that alcoholism is a progressive disease is the foundation upon which AA and other 12 step programs are based. Writing …

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Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (Its Goals)

Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

The American Medical Association (AMA) formed the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Alcohol Abstinence The AMA first passed a resolution supporting abstinence from alcohol even before National Prohibition was imposed in 1920. It continues to support it to this day. Moderate alcohol consumptionis associated with better health and  longer life. That’s in comparison …

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