12 Things That Happen When You Quit Drinking | Sober October

Written by liam on October 18th, 2018

Sober October just started, and if you’re considering cutting alcohol out of your life for the next few weeks, we’re here to offer a few reasons why it might be worth it. Sober October, for those who aren’t aware, is a national campaign in the United Kingdom that raises funds for MacMillian Cancer Support. In…
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7 Drinks That Lead to Bad Hangovers

Written by liam on August 21st, 2018

If you are a fan of alcoholic drinks, you probably know that some of them cause worse hangovers than others. It is not just how much you drink but also what you drink that determines how you will feel in the morning. Of course, eating beforehand and drinking lots of water helps, but so does…
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Signs Weekend Drinking May be High Functioning Alcoholism

Written by liam on August 9th, 2018

Everyone thinks they know what alcoholism looks like: the homeless person sitting along a building with a bottle of whiskey or the person who can’t keep a job and yells at their kids continually with a beer in hand. Mass media has propagated certain stereotypes of what alcoholism looks like. This has caused confusion when…
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Is there a Link between Female Adolescent Drinking & Osteoporosis?

Written by liam on July 24th, 2018

Here’s some good news. There has been a decline in heavy drinking among male high school and college students over the past 20 years. Now, here’s some bad news. For females of the same age group, heavy drinking has increased. In fact, according to a recently published article in JSAD, or the Journal of Studies…
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Alcoholism Linked with High Dopamine Levels

Written by liam on June 19th, 2018

The role that specific receptors in the brain play in addiction is becoming increasingly documented, and our understanding of how this works in cases of alcoholism is especially interesting. One particular chemical, dopamine, has come to be singled out for its influence on people who display addictive behaviors. In addition to being tied to problems…
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College Women Drink more than Men

Written by liam on May 1st, 2018

A convergence between the alcohol consumption habits of American men and women is occurring, and nowhere is this more evident than on college campuses. A nationwide trend of increased drinking emerged in the 1990s and has carried forward. With changing attitudes about the role of women in society, signs of alcoholism in the female population…
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Why American Women Drink More

Written by liam on April 18th, 2018

In the 1800s, it wasn’t considered socially acceptable for a woman to drink like a man. It wasn’t “ladylike,” so most women abstained in public arenas. This fact doesn’t mean that women weren’t drinking to excess otherwise. It simply wasn’t a mainstream habit in America. Take a look at the American culture today, however. Drinking…
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New Study Breaks Binge Drinking Down

Written by liam on April 5th, 2018

Alcohol, in some way or another, kills 88,000 American people every single year. More than half of these deaths occur as a direct result of binge drinking. Wake-up call: you do not have to be an alcoholic to be a binge drinker. Having four or more drinks on one drinking occasion (for women), or having…
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How to Help an Alcoholic Parent

Written by liam on February 13th, 2018

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S.; there are over 17 million Americans that are affected by alcoholism. Unfortunately, alcoholism affects not just the individual addicted to alcohol but also their loved ones, especially their children. Alcoholism can and often does lead to physical, emotional, mental and financial neglect and abuse of…
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Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Written by liam on February 6th, 2018

In American culture, the drinking of alcoholic beverages is not only perceived as normal, but is also glorified for many different reasons. Some of these reasons include relaxation after a stressful event or day, socialization, or celebrating something. Consuming alcohol responsibly does not indicate a drinking problem. There are plenty of drinkers who are not…
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