Medications to Treat Alcohol Withdrawal

Written by liam on March 18th, 2019

Physical dependency on alcohol is one of the most challenging issues a person going through the recovery process may have to overcome. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are often difficult to cope with, and they also pose direct physical risks to those going through detoxification. Under such circumstances, it’s wise to consider a medication-assisted recovery. Let’s take…
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Alcohol Overdose

Written by liam on February 25th, 2019

The idea that you are at risk of an alcohol overdose or have recently experienced one may have you worried about whether you need to pursue a path to sobriety. If a loved one is currently in the midst of an event, addressing the most immediate medical concerns is more important than looking up recovery…
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Drunk Driving Limits

Written by liam on January 30th, 2019

The Issue of Drunk Driving Countless lives are taken each year in the United States due to drunk driving. In fact, nearly 30 people a day die in crashes involving drunk driving. One bad judgment call when you are drinking can cost you your life or someone else’s. You could also end up in jail…
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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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