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Marriage Can Lead to Dramatic Reduction in Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

Findings could help improve clinical outcomes for heavy drinkers, inform public health policy

July 30, 2015

Research on alcohol-use disorders consistently shows problem drinking decreases as we age. Also called, “maturing out,” these changes generally begin during young adulthood and are partially caused by the roles we take on as we become adults. Now, researchers collaborating between the University of Missouri and Arizona State University have found evidence that marriage can cause dramatic drinking reductions even among people with severe drinking problems. Scientists believe findings could help improve clinical efforts to help these people, inform public health policy changes and lead to more targeted interventions for young adult problem drinkers.  Full Story
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According to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, seven suspected cases of mumps have been identified in the Columbia area. The University of Missouri is assisting the Health Department in notifying everyone, including University of Missouri students, prospective students and recent campus visitors, who may have come in contact with individuals displaying mump symptoms.  Full Story

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