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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Functioning Alcoholic (The Quiet Addiction)

Written by liam on July 12th, 2017

Alex has been married to his wife, Nora, for five years. They’re happy as can be, proud parents of two girls: Heather, who’s three years old, and Hailie who is still in her first month of life. Nora is a stay-at-home mom and has been since Heather was born. Alex works at a local factory…
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One Drink while Pregnant can Change a Baby’s Face

Written by liam on July 3rd, 2017

Surely you’ve heard that pregnant women should avoid alcohol. There are plenty of risks involved, including but not limited to fetal alcohol syndrome. However, this means a pregnant woman should not get drunk, right? Wouldn’t it be alright for her to have one, two, maybe three glasses of wine throughout the pregnancy? Obviously not all…
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Lying Kids Drink More Alcohol

Written by liam on June 26th, 2017

Kids who lie to their parents are more likely to drink alcohol underage. They’re also more likely to become alcohol abusers later in life. A very recent study, published in the Journal of Adolescence, has proven this. The study also proves that it’s the same the other way around. In other words, trusting, supportive parents…
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Teen Drinking is Killing our Future

Written by liam on June 12th, 2017

Teen drinking has always been around; it is not a new occurrence. It is however, starting to become a huge issue around our country. Teens are constantly being pressured by their surroundings whether through the media or by their peers. We are seeing more and more youth lives being snuffed out by unfortunate mistakes and…
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Health Benefits of Alcohol are False (and it gets worse)

Written by liam 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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Heavy Alcohol use Alters Brain Activity Among Teens

Written by liam 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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