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Anti-Convulsive Drug May Also Help Curb Heavy Drinking

By Paul Gaita

Topiramate has risen to the status of cure-all among scientists who have published papers on its effectiveness in treating cocaine dependance and as a weight loss tool. MORE  

New Study Shows That Even Heavy Drinkers Can Outlive Non-Drinkers

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers found that drinkers had a lower mortality rate than non-drinkers, with moderate drinkers living the longest. MORE  

Alcohol as Anti-Depressant: How to Break the Cycle

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the second of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows cognitive therapy for a dual depression/drinking problem in action. MORE  

Heavy Boozing Costs Wisconsin $6.8 Billion a Year

By Bryan Le

A new report shows the eye-watering price of lost productivity, health care and law enforcement to the beer-loving state. MORE  

Binge Drinkers More Prone to Early Strokes

By Valerie Tejeda

Heavy drinkers are more likely to have a stroke nearly 15 years earlier than those who drink less, a new study says. MORE  

Heavy Drinking Could Slow Trauma Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

New lab research discovers heavy alcohol use rewires the brain, making it harder for alcoholics to recover from trauma. MORE  

Is Johnny Depp Drowning His Sorrows?

By Gabrielle Wuhl

He's reportedly drinking heavily to cope with his split from girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. MORE  

Steady Drinking Triples Mouth Cancer Risk

By Valerie Tejeda

Drinkers are largely unaware that they're in increased danger from various kinds of cancer. MORE  

Now Alcohol's Linked to Lung Cancer Too

By Jennifer Matesa

Heavy drinking can help lead to the deadly disease, while clinical obesity apparently protects you. MORE  

Firefighters Need Help, Too.

By Kenneth Garger

PTSD and alcoholism go together in cops, soldiers, and firefighters. MORE  

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