Health Benefits of Alcohol are False (and it gets worse)

Written by Sean on February 24th, 2017

Many people believe that light drinking has health benefits. The most common belief is that a glass of red wine on occasion will help the heart. A component of red wine, called resveratrol, is widely believed to reduce the risk of heart disease. Beer is also thought to have health benefits when consumed in moderation….
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Are You an Alcoholic? | Symptoms of Alcoholism

Written by liam on February 17th, 2017

If someone called you an alcoholic, would it bother you? If you believe you aren’t an alcoholic, would you be willing to be evaluated by a Substance Abuse Counselor? Most people aren’t aware of what classifies someone as an alcoholic. Is it the drink consumption? Is it only when you drink alone? Is it when…
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Heavy Alcohol use Alters Brain Activity Among Teens

Written by Sean on February 10th, 2017

  Introduction The University of Eastern Finland researchers have recently found that substantial alcohol use among teens can have significant impacts on brain activity. The researchers from the university conducted a study show the effects of longstanding extreme alcohol use in teens and adolescences.  The study found that the heavy use of alcohol can actually…
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Alcohol Abuse Treatment For Women

Written by liam on January 20th, 2017

According to the National Institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, Women’s bodies react differently to alcohol than men’s bodies. That means women face particular health risks from alcohol. Women face higher risks than men because: Women typically start to have alcohol-related problems at lower drinking levels than men Women typically weigh less than men Pound…
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Blacking Out: Alcohol-induced Amnesia

Written by liam on November 2nd, 2016

A blackout caused by alcohol is defined as “amnesia for the events of any part of a drinking episode without loss of consciousness.” Blacking out is not the same as passing out, because those who black out are still able to engage in activities, including “driving for long distances or carrying on normal conversations…” However,…
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Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

Written by liam on October 21st, 2016

DAMAGING EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON THE BRAIN The effects of alcohol on the brain are known to cause permanent memory damage. There are three forms of memory. We have the sensory memory, which lasts a few seconds, the short-term memory, which lasts a handful of minutes, and the long-term memory, also known as storage, which can…
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Xanax and Alcohol – Not to be Mixed

Written by Sean on September 14th, 2016

Combining Xanax and Alcohol is among the most harmful drug combinations for the body and brain. Each substance increases the effects of the other, intensifying the associated dangers. Even a normal-sized, legally prescribed dose of Xanax should never be combined with alcohol. Despite being a highly risky combination, alcohol is the most common substance abused alongside…
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DUI VS DWI: Bad Idea Either Way

Written by liam on September 7th, 2016

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is different than driving under the influence (DUI) in a couple of ways. How they are different depends on the state the crime occurs in. Some states use the term ‘DWI’ for alcohol-impaired driving and use the term ‘DUI’ for drug-impaired driving. Other states simply use DUI as a lesser crime…
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Children of Alcoholics Characteristics

Written by liam on August 22nd, 2016

Being children of alcoholics can be extremely stressful. Your parent(s) may get angry a lot, may threaten you, may forget lots of things, and may even abuse you. The important thing to know is that there is help, and that you are not alone. We will discuss some of the possible effects of being the…
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The Importance of Alcohol Education

Written by liam on August 16th, 2016

Let’s say you were never taught anything about candy. You know it exists, but you don’t know anything about it, not the taste, the brand names, the dangers, nothing. You’ve never even held a piece of candy. Then one day you come across a whole bag. Your natural human curiosity gets the best of you,…
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