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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The Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Written by liam on February 1st, 2018

The disease of alcoholism is one of the most prevalent diseases in the entire world. America in particular has quite a drinking problem. In fact, around 33 million US citizens are addicted to alcohol. That’s more than one out of ten! On a global scale, estimates suggest there are close to one billion alcoholics. Because…
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How Alcohol Can Damage your DNA

Written by liam on January 18th, 2018

DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, and it represents the building blocks of your body and the hereditary material that makes you, you.  All of your cells have the same DNA, and it’s only yours. Your best friend has their own DNA, and it’s the same in every one of their cells too. For a long…
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Binging to Arrhythmia: Binge Drinking Effects

Written by liam on August 10th, 2017

Alcohol is easily one of the most influential substances of all time. Since its invention in about 2000 BC it has held a prominent place in cultures around the world. It is not a surprise that people have drunk heavily for a long time now. Binge drinking isn’t a new fad. It is however, finally…
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Alcohol Poisoning | Signs & Symptoms

Written by liam on July 27th, 2017

We would never knowingly ingest cyanide or arsenic. We associate them with their toxic effects and see them as poisons that we would never put in our body. However, alcohol is something that many people ingest on a regular basis with no such association. Alcohol is often associated with relaxation, loss of inhibition and having…
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