In the US, underage drinking accounts for a whopping US$17.5 billion worth of alcohol yearly. New research shows which companies take in most of this money and how little is spent on prevention.
Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.
Be careful when returning to the pub. Your alcohol tolerance might’ve changed during lockdown, meaning you could do greater harm to your body.
Sales of alcohol have reported jumped by around a quarter as people bulk buy wine, beers and spirits. That could lead to a range of short-term and long-term problems.
Stress and boredom might see us drinking more alcohol at home in the coming weeks and months. But there are alternatives.
The era of Prohibition, which began in 1920 and ended in 1933, left many legacies – more modest drinking was not among them.
Most of us wake up with a hangover after a big night. But some people also wake up with awful anxiety (‘hangxiety’) and can’t remember much of the night before because of memory blackouts. Here’s why.
Researchers know the basic biology of what happens to your system after a night of heavy drinking. Unfortunately, evidence-based cures for the common hangover are still at the investigation stage.
One in six US adults binge drinks, consuming about seven drinks per binge. A new study can predict which mice are hardwired to binge drink. Is it possible to do the same for humans?
A new test which capitalises on existing knowledge and technology will increase diagnoses, speed up the process and save the NHS millions of pounds.
Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a “new power to heal”.
Easy access to alcohol and exposure to alcohol advertisements affect social and health outcomes.
Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Here’s how teachers and parents can support them.
If the Ford-Kavanaugh saga had any positive impact, it at least clearly highlighted several lessons from traumatology and the complex consequences of traumatic events across society.
The legalisation of the private use of cannabis in South Africa is a victory for human rights. But, much more work needs to be done to make it practical.
Fewer young people are drinking these days – but the pressure during freshers’ week can be intense.
A recent study to assess the health benefits of alcohol was halted after investigators were found to have ties to the alcohol industry. Are health benefits overstated and risks underplayed?
There are many good private alcohol and drug treatment providers, but lack of regulation means some unethical practices are being uncovered. Here’s what you should know about treatment.
Opioid addiction is a serious public health problem, killing more than 42,000 people a year and ruining families. But alcohol is still the deadliest drug in the US. An addiction expert tells why.