National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Study: Nearly One-Third Of US Adults Have Alcohol Use Disorder

Nearly one-third of Americans are problem drinkers of alcohol, with the overwhelming majority of those misusing alcohol not seeking any kind of treatment.

06/04/2015

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Study: Alcohol Abuse Leads To Shift In Brain Functions

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.

08/24/2013