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Intoxicated Driving… Underestimating How Drunk We Are

Intoxicated Driving… Underestimating How Drunk We Are

Drunk driving accounts for close to 30% of all fatal car accidents in the U.S. Researchers at Cambridge University in the U.K. recently sought to understand why so many people drive when intoxicated. Could it be that humans are generally unable to determine their level of intoxication after drinking? The…

Disturbing New Data on COVID and Alcohol Consumption

Disturbing New Data on COVID and Alcohol Consumption

It's well documented that alcohol consumption in the U.S. jumped by more than 20% in 2020, driven in large part by the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Mass General have just published research in the journal Hepatology[i] that looks at the long-term health consequences of that single-year increase. Their findings are…

Alcohol's Impact on the Human Fetuses Examined

Alcohol's Impact on the Human Fetuses Examined

For years, medical professionals have been aware of the negative impacts of alcohol consumption during pregnancy on childhood development. Now researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have released data from an MRI study of the brains of fetuses whose mothers admitted to consuming alcohol while pregnant. The study is…

Another Grim Pandemic Milestone

Another Grim Pandemic Milestone

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have just published new data on the pandemic and alcohol abuse. They report that registrations for the national organ transplant waiting list tied to alcoholic hepatitis and actual liver transplants for alcohol-related inflammatory liver disease rose dramatically during the pandemic. How dramatically? Each rose by 50%…

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Over the past 100 years, the drinking habits of Americans have changed. The good news. The percentage of teens and adults consuming alcohol is dropping. The troubling news? One hundred years ago, men engaged in risky drinking behaviors at a rate three times greater than seen with women. Sadly, that…

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Understandably, much has been written of the harm excessive drinking does to the person consuming the alcohol. The long-term impacts on the children of alcoholics are less well understood. So, how big is the problem? In the U.S., it's estimated that one in ten children lives with an alcoholic parent…

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

Since our inception, Aware Recovery Care has sought to be a leading innovator in addiction treatment. In addition to creating the IHATTM (in-home addiction treatment) model of care, we remain deeply committed to developing digital health interventions that can support our clients continuously. The IHAT Institute is also deeply involved…

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