While drinking is not the root cause of domestic violence, it does factor frequently in the cases of women and men who are abused by someone in their home. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV) states that one in four women will be involved in domestic violence at one point in their lifetime. Nearly one-quarter to half of all the cases of domestic violence are initiated after someone has used alcohol or drugs.
Facebook has become an important part of teenage social life. With kids starting to use Facebook as young as 13 years old, they are immediately potentially exposed to the opinions and thoughts of older teenagers and adults.
College students who engage in heavy drinking often complain the next day about suffering from a hangover. A hangover usually includes such symptoms as dehydration, nausea and headache, and occurs after the alcohol has been processed through the body.
College students have an unprecedented ability to access entertainment at any hour, on any given day. Television, movies and music, along with instant communication with anyone in the world are all available at any time through the use of laptop computers and smart phones.
A handful of colleges around the country have joined together to try and optimize student visits to their campus health centers. Known as the Dartmouth Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, the initiative aims to take the occasion of a medical appointment to screen students for possible alcohol abuse. Including such screens within the course of regular healthcare is a practice already suggested for many years by our own government as well as the World Health Organization.
An early spring has turned the nation green and warm well ahead of traditional weather patterns. The sunshine and nice weather makes students young and old antsy to get outside and enjoy some fun.
There are mixed reviews about whether or not social networking plays a part in the drinking behaviors of young adults. While a majority of studies show that there is absolutely no connection between the two, some have found a positive relationship to improving mental health. But a recent news article focuses on a Massey University associate professor who has led a study over the course of a few years.
College life is synonymous with the party life. Many students earn new freedom when they leave home for a college town, and they often find that there are more parties around than they could possibly attend. Before long, they may be hosting parties themselves.
Treatment for alcoholism largely depends on strategies focused on in therapy, with some physicians working with patients to try a medication in addition to therapy. The use of medication has had mixed results, but experts hope that in the future there will be more options for treating alcohol addiction with the assistance of medication.
A recent study was conducted on the effects of pub closing hours in 18 different Norwegian cities to see if there was any change in the amount of violence regarding operating hours. The study found that with an extension of closing time, violence increased by 16 percent and usually averaged around 20 instances of violence per night based on 100,000 people annually.
According to Medical News Today, the results showed that hours of operation in the bars and pubs affected overall incidents of violence. If hours were increased, the violence increased and if the operating hours decreased, so did the violence.