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Drinking Problems

The Heaviest-Drinking Countries in the World

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business

Worldwide, people 15 and older consumed 6.2 liters of alcohol per person in 2010, according to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report. Alcoho...

A New Look at 'Low-Risk' Drinking

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Of course, the safest course of action may turn out to be not drinking alcohol at all. But then, what about the possible benefits of "moderate" drinking? The safest course, given this new information, would seem to be to avoid drinking three or more drinks on any one occasion.

Do You and Your Spouse Argue Over Drinking? How to Avoid Armageddon

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Over my 25 years of experience as a psychologist, I gradually came to realize that drinking may be one of the most common yet least talked about causes of marital conflict. Unfortunately, in the couples I've worked with this issue is often swept under the carpet.

If You're A College Grad, Are You More Likely To Be An Alcoholic?

Posted 04.12.2013 | College

The dark joke says that alcoholism only starts after college, but new research suggests that those who don’t enroll at all have a higher risk of dev...

Almost Alcoholic?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued a report and an advisory that all sensible men and women would do well to take heed of. This panel reviewed a large body of research on drinking patterns among adult men and women.

Ask Noah: The Dangers of a Good Time

Noah Kass | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Social interactions and friendly camaraderie play a big role in holiday overindulgence. The idea that everyone is going to overindulge together makes drinking an imagined prerequisite for holiday cheer.

The Myth of the 'Fine Line' Between Healthy and Unhealthy Drinking

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

It is a myth that the drinking world is neatly divided into two categories of people -- alcoholics vs. "everyone else" -- where "everyone else" has nothing to be concerned about.

Is 'Almost Alcoholic' a Useful Concept?

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

There is a tradition in America of expanding a problem further down the spectrum, a name for which is "problem inflation." One way this is done is to link any signs that people have an incipient problem with the cases of people who suffer the worst forms of that problem.

Almost Alcoholic: Could Your Drinking Be a Problem?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

No one sets out intending to become an "almost alcoholic." Similarly, people do not become almost alcoholics for the same reason. There are many pathways into the almost alcoholic zone, and for that reason there needs to be many solutions.

The High Cost of Bullying...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Paul LaRosa

Last week, I went to the memorial service for a friend I grew up with. The moment I heard he died, I immediately wondered about all the incessant bullying he'd been though as a young teen.

Rehab For "Terminally Unique" Lawyers

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

Whether it is because they are members of a stressful profession or because personalities with a penchant for addictive disorders are drawn to the law, lawyers have twice the addiction rate of the general population.

Don't Visit the Sins of Coulter on the Other 26 Million Ever-Single American Women

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bella DePaulo

Here at the Huffington Post, Michael Rowe posted a lengthy and passionate excoriation of a certain tall, blond Republican woman. I share most of his s...

Yesterday's News ... Or Is It?

Tim Donaghy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Donaghy

Allen Iverson unraveled last week. His wife filed for divorce, the 76ers relieved him of his duties, his drinking problem was exposed, and like others -- like me -- gambling claimed his soul. But this isn't just last week's news; it's an opportunity.