Month: October 2020

Adoption and Alcohol

Study Shows Significant Portion of Adopted Children in UK Suspected of Having Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder   As discussed in a recent Guardian article, a survey conducted by Adoption UK finds that “17% of adopted children are suspected of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.” As many as one in four children adopted in the UK …

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Pandemic Stress and Alcohol

Alcohol-related Deaths Increase Among Women, Causing Worry During Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every person on the planet. The ongoing health crisis caused fears of sickness, hospitalization, and death. Shutdowns and economic uncertainties have led to fears about a person’s future financial stability. Headlines confirm that more women have had to leave the …

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Studies Show Increase in Alcohol Use Disorder for Millennials

Pandemic Takes Toll on Millennial Health    A new study from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association reported on by Benefits Pro shows that millennials’ health has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, over the past year, there has been a 7 percent increase in alcohol use disorder and a 12 percent …

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Alcohol and Divorce

Does Excessive Drinking Make Divorce More Likely?   Research suggests that excessive drinking by one partner can impact the couple’s chances of getting a divorce. As noted in the Medical Daily, divorce is more likely if one person is a heavy drinker and the other is not. While this information is not necessarily surprising, it …

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Alcohol and Cannabis

Companies Are Now Offering THC Spiked Drinks   As reported by NPR, Pabst Blue Ribbon has begun selling a non-alcoholic cannabis-infused seltzer. PBR’s lemon seltzer sells for $24 a four park and has hit shelves in California. One can contains 5 mg of THC and is aimed at revolutionizing the cannabis market. Other companies are …

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