Tag: drinking

  • How I stopped drinking, again – Entry 1

    Those of you not following All About Addiction on Facebook (you should) or paying attention to our updates on Twitter and such might not have known that I was recently informed that in order to become a psychologist in California (actually, to get registered as a Psychological Assistant, which allows someone to get experience towards […]

  • Heavy alcohol users Vs. Addicts – Stress response

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve talked about the difference between alcohol or drug users and alcoholics or addicts (see here, here, and here for some examples and keep reading). The quick summary: Many people use drugs and many abuse them at times, a small percentage meet criteria for addiction at some point […]

  • Are violent drunks giving the rest of us a bad name? Alcohol consumption and violence

    We all know that drinking alcohol changes the way people think and can make them act strangely right? We also know that alcohol is involved in more than 50% of violent crimes and about 75% of partner violence. The question is, why the connection? A recent paper I published suggests that drugs and alcohol can […]

  • Influential factors in college drinking

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer What influences students’ college drinking decisions? Do friends peer pressure them? Do they do it because they are bored? Do they drink to relieve depression or anxiety? Researchers recently tried to answer these questions by surveying college students… 65% of the participants reported having at least one drink in the past […]

  • Alcohol, sleep, and school work: College drinking and GPA

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer We all know that college students often party and sleep more than they actually study.  But do heavy alcohol use and poor sleep patterns cause poor grades? A recently published study found that just altering bed times by 2 hours can throw off your sleepiness during the day.  Most students in […]

  • College drinking and frats – A match made in alcohol heaven?

    contributing author: Gacia Tachejian If you asked college students in America what goes on at a Fraternity or Sorority party they would tell you that drinking alcohol is a major component. The movie Animal House made heavy college drinking a well known fact decades ago, and research backs it up. Studies have consistently shown that […]

  • How much alcohol is too much drinking? Knowing your BAC can be key!

    There has been some research suggesting that training people to better estimate their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), can help reduce accidents and improve risk-taking while drinking among college students (see here and here respectively). I’m including a recent piece from one of our readers, telling us about her first over-21 drinking experience in Las-Vegas. I […]

  • Is abstinence the only option? Moderate alcohol drinking is possible and there’s help

    I can’t even think of how many times I’ve heard the notion that complete, total, abstinence should be the only goal for all people who abuse drug or alcohol. This idea is so pervasive that most addiction treatment providers actually expel clients for relapsing, a notion that makes no sense to me especially if you […]

  • About Addiction: Prescription Medication, Alcoholic Energy Drinks, and Video Games

    If you want to learn about addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, and more, you’ve come to the right place. Check out some of our discoveries for online content about addiction. Prescription Medication Psy Post- Ever encounter prescription labels that warn you to not drive when you are using it ? Well this is good advice […]

  • Does alcohol on T.V. make for more alcohol in the hand?

    Dirk Hanson The title of the Dutch study, published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, is unambiguous: “Alcohol Portrayal on Television Affects Actual Drinking Behaviour.” It is an easy and familiar accusation that has been levied at violent video games, drug use heavy movies, and alcohol advertising. But what is the actual evidence for it? […]