Nearly one-third of Americans are problem drinkers of alcohol, with the overwhelming majority of those misusing alcohol not seeking any kind of treatment.
Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years.
To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults — not teens or college kids.
There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. The real alcohol is locked away but still close enough for the extra temptation of smell — and to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say “when” sooner than usual.
It’s the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?
According to a new study, chronic alcohol exposure leads to a brain shift that takes away complex-decision making skills and gears it toward habit forming association.