Alcohol and impulsive behaviour a deadly mix

Impulsive behaviour linked with alcohol has a deadly effect say researchers who followed 515 alcohol abusers for 15 years, starting from when they first sought help.

Alcohol abusers involved in the study were tested on their level of impulsivity. Those who scored high on the scale a year after they first sought assistance were more likely to die within the next few years, than those who scored low.

The study showed alcohol abusers with a strong social support network were likely to live longer.

The findings “reaffirm the importance of measuring and emphasizing the social support network in alcohol treatment programs,” they said.

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