Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disabling addictive disorder. It is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinker's health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug addictions, alcoholism is medically defined as a treatable disease.

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Scientists Collaborate to Develop Drug to Suppress Binge Drinking Effects

By IBTimes AU

The harmful side effects brought about by intermittent alcohol abuse can be suppressed with the new compound, ethane-beta-sultam. (Dec 01)

Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California February 13, 2014.
This Is How Obesity Weighs Down Global Economy By 2 Trillion Dollars Every Year

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

A report by the McKinsey Global Institute shows that the international cost of obesity is almost as bad as smoking or armed violence. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, GDP, CLIMATE CHANGE

Late Actor And Comedian Robin Williams
Robin Williams Was Absolutely Sober At The Time Of His Death

By IBTimes AU

The reports state the same. (Nov 09)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, CALIFORNIA, ADDICTION

‘The Young And The Restless’ (Y&R) Spoilers For Oct. 22, 2014: Victoria Catches Stitch And Ashley’s Secret Plus More Drama

By IBTimes AU

"The Young and the Restless" (Y&R) touches new heights of drama when Ashley and Stitch bond and Victoria sees them caught up in a romantic moment. Meanwhile, Sharon panics in a tough situation. Head inside for spoilers on Oct. 22, 2014 episode. (Oct 22)

An office worker talks on his phone as he looks the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) building in central Sydney June 15, 2012. Asian shares edged up on Friday, and the euro held most of the previous session's gains, as nervous inves
5 Things Workaholics Can Never Do Without

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Besides enough rest, here are things workaholics can't seem to get away from. (Oct 16)

Australian Comedian Fiona O'Loughlin Reveals Suicide Plans

By IBTimes AU

Australian comedian Fiona O'Loughlin said that she had suicide attempts in 2013. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Actor Joe Manganiello arrives at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue Event
Joe Manganiello Fitness Secret: Low Carb Paleo Diet and CrossFit Workout

By IBTimes AU

Joe Manganiello follows a strict diet and workout routine. He detailed his fitness routine in his new book. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD

Shia LaBeouf
Transformer Star Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty For Disorderly Conduct, To Receive Treatment For Alcoholism

By IBTimes AU

Transformer star Shia LeBeouf filed a guilty plea last week after charges were filed against the actor for causing a heated disturbance at the Cabaret performance at Studio 54. He allegedly stood up in the midst of the Broadway presentation and began to shout at the actors. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LOS ANGELES

Zero alcohol drinks
UK Housing Association Scraps Plan To Open Alcoholic Housing Unit

By IBTimes AU

The Oakley Trinity Housing Association set aside its plan to operate a 24-bed facility for alcohol-dependent people on its Nazareth House site in Bishop Street. The group scrapped the idea due to negative response from residents who opposed the project. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION, INVESTMENT

David Beckham
David Beckham Draws Flak For Endorsing Whisky

By IBTimes AU

A group of anti-alcohol abuse criticised football superstar David Beckham for his endorsement of a local whisky brand in the UK. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: ADVERTISING, ADDICTION

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