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Worrying News About College Women And Drinking

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women

College women are drinking more alcohol than is good for them -- and they are doing it more often than their male counterparts are. A study forthc...

Politics in the Diagnosis of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

There is an inescapable conceptual struggle when dealing with America's volatile history of, and attitudes toward, substance use. In other words, the meaning of addiction is a never-ending American, and thus worldwide, cultural debate.

Are The Pleasures of Drinking All In Your Head?

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Is it the wine that's making me feel good, or is it the positive associations I have with the ritual of drinking?

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.

Rush People Who Have 1-2 Drinks To AA?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Given that heavy drinkers often don't become "normal" drinkers on their own, the takeaway message for clinicians and family members is to help connect a problem drinker to a community social service agency or Alcoholics Anonymous.

Friends Don't Let Friends Hook Up Drunk, Study Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, most students feel accountable for inebriated friends. In a h...

What Is Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Addiction is a nasty business which enslaves people. But if you're going to target that practice, then you'd better come and take all the coffee and Diet Coke the office.