By Laura Varley On a recent appearance on the Ellen Show, Anne Hathaway revealed she intends to abstain from alcohol for the duration of her son’s childhood. She declared; “I’m going to stop drinking while my son is living in my house, just because I don't totally love the way I do it, and he's getting to an age where he really does need me all the time.” She expressed her … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are mothers people too?
By Anastasia Syntak Alcohol is very familiar to University students, or so it is stereotyped. The question of whether teens would be more responsible with alcohol if their parents had safely introduced them to it, and explained the pros and cons of its consumption, varies from person to person. Alcohol can be addictive and harmful to our health, but if we are aware of that … [Read more...] about Opinion: Should minors be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in their homes with their parents’ consent?
By Áine Kenny The recent ‘Global Burden of Disease’ study in The Lancet medical journal has shown that Irish women aged in their 50s are out-drinking their younger counterparts. Overall, Irish women rank 7th in the world when it comes to daily alcohol consumption. This same study also claims that that there is no safe level of alcohol to drink. Should we be worried about Mná … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are women using wine to cope with life’s pressures?
NeuroSoc NUI Galway in collaboration with NUI Galway Students’ Union created a Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Week which ran 12-15 March. The week was established to raise awareness, inform students, and provide a safe space to have honest conversations about alcohol, drugs, the relationship between them, and how to reduce the risks involved in consuming intoxicants. The week … [Read more...] about Drugs & Alcohol Awareness Week opens honest dialogue around drug and alcohol use
A final year Occupational Therapy student in NUI Galway is conducting research into the relationship between alcohol-induced falls on nights out and the occupational dysfunction of Irish university students. Sarah Rath has invited students in NUI Galway who may have experienced a fall or a fall-related injury on a night out to take part in her cross-sectional study. This is … [Read more...] about NUI Galway student investigates link between alcohol and falls in university students