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Hair analysis can help uncover alcoholism, says study

Hair analysis can help uncover alcoholism, says study Ethyl sulphate (EtS) or EtG (Ethyl glucuronide) levels in hair can help find out if a person has consumed alcohol or not, according to a recent study published in the Drug Testing & Analysis. In the study, the scientists have established a technique to measure EtS level in hair samples of patients being treated for alcohol use disorders (AUDs). These individuals are more prospective of having two compounds, ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulphate, in their hair locks. The uncovering and measuring the consumed alcohol is of vital importance to both forensic and clinical officials and can have a big influence…

Alcohol is the most widespread date rape drug, says study

April 17, 2018 Alcohol Rehab

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Alcohol is the most widespread date rape drug, says study Substances like ketamine, ecstasy, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and Rohypnol are considered the most common date rape drugs. Also known as “club drugs,” they usually have no smell, color, or taste, and can make a person weak and unconscious. But experts argue that alcohol, which is legally accessible, is the most common date rape drug in the U.S. “There’s no question that the use of alcohol as a date rape drug just dwarfs the use of any other substances simply because it is so accessible and it’s legal,” said David Lisak, clinical psychologist and former associate professor…

Despite allegations, Johns Hopkins to move ahead with alcohol study

Despite allegations, Johns Hopkins to move ahead with alcohol study Unfazed by the allegations of conducting a study being funded by the liquor industry, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) have decided to go ahead with the international research on whether one alcohol drink per day can decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease. According to media reports, the 10-year government trial is funded by major alcohol companies through donations to a foundation that raises money for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The liquor firms have already pledged an amount of $67.7 million toward the study which cost $100 million. According to JHM officials, the medical institution has…
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