Key to diagnosing foetal alcohol syndrome is an assessment of certain facial features. A 3D facial scan is expensive but 2D images may offer a solution.
Alcohol use contributes to over 200 different diseases, injuries, and conditions. It is also a risk factor for gender-based violence and violent crime.
Heavy use of alcohol by caregivers places children at increased risk of serious harm. This burden of alcohol-related maltreatment is similar to traffic deaths caused by others drinking.
Alcohol and drug addiction impacts families as well as the people afflicted. Some First Nations-led centres involve families in their patients’s treatment, with beneficial outcomes.
Recent research shows how the relationship between alcohol consumption, queuing and crowds can lead to violent behaviour in city centres at night.
You might think it’s fine to have a few with friends before heading for a night out, but alcohol-related harms actually increase with pre-drinking.
An analysis shows that Black students at more racially segregated schools have a greater tendency to turn to the bottle.
Adolescent alcohol consumption is driven by several factors such as the availability of alcohol and social norms.
Growing interest in psychedelics has spurred new research decades after hallucinogenics were tested in Saskatchewan in the 1950s. And an unassuming common fish is proving a useful test subject.
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.