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Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status of Lifetime Abstainers, Ex-Drinkers, Bingers, and Nonbingers Among Baby Boomers and Older Adults.

Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status of Lifetime Abstainers, Ex-Drinkers, Bingers, and Nonbingers Among Baby Boomers and Older Adults.

Health risks associated with abstention from alcohol drinking in previous studies may have been exaggerated because the pool of abstainers in many studies included both lifetime abstainers and ex-drinkers, including sick-quitters. This study compared sociodemographic and health statuses among lifetime abstainers, exdrinkers, bingers, and nonbingers in the 50-64 age group (baby boomers) and the 65
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Comparisons of Cocaine-Only, Opioid-Only, and Users of Both Substances in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC).

Cocaine and opioid co-use is a notable public health concern, but little is known about correlates of this behavior. Most prior findings come from treatment samples and concern cocaine and heroin. Findings from a nationally representative sample involving primarily prescription opioid misuse would expand knowledge. Past-12-month cocaine and/or opioid users in Wave 1 of the National Epidemiologic
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This is what sugar addiction REALLY does to your body, and how you can break it

In the UK, almost a quarter (24.8 per cent) of adults are clinically obese and a 61.7 per cent are either overweight or obese.  While sugar is not the singular cause, it certainly plays a significant role by wreaking havoc with our appetite and digestive system and flooding the body with ‘empty calories’.  Health officials, now well aware of the long-term dangers of excess c
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Debate Arises Over HHS Plans for Privacy Rules on Addiction Treatment

What’s more harmful to patients being treated for drug or alcohol abuse: risking their health by keeping other medical providers in the dark about their substance abuse treatment? Or risking their jobs, homes, and child custody arrangements by allowing potentially damaging treatment details to be electronically shared among an array of medical providers? Advocates have painted the possible patien
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Alcohol‐Induced Blackouts as Predictors of Other Drinking Related Harms Among Emerging Young Adults

ConclusionsBecause blackouts indicate drinking at levels that result in significant cognitive and behavioral impairment, questions about blackouts could serve as important, simple screeners for the risk of experiencing other alcohol related harms. Additional work on this subject is warranted.

In 2012 to 2013, 68% (1,463/2,140) of respondents nationwide 1 year past high school reported consuming
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