Category Archives: alcohol

Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids

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Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids

New research finds that parental involvement is more important than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children.

Both early alcohol use and early intoxication can herald trouble for college students

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Both early alcohol use and early intoxication can herald trouble for college students
Research shows that the earlier one drinks, the greater the chances of later alcohol-related problems. Researchers examined age at first drink (AFD) as well as drinking to intoxication among college students. Findings showed that both an early AFD and a quick progression to drinking to intoxication can lead to heavy drinking and problems during the years from high school through to college.

Heavy drinking may lead to stroke earlier in life

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Heavy drinking may lead to stroke earlier in life
A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily. The research is published in the September 11, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.