Urine Alcohol Tests: What You Need to Know

Written by liam on August 18th, 2014

Many people are asked to take a urine alcohol test as a condition of employment, or in the event that they are involved in an incident in which consumption is suspected. As the most commonly abused substance in the United States, alcohol can lead to a variety of trouble, especially in the event that it…
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The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Written by liam on August 14th, 2014

Despite the fact that drinking and driving is against the law, many people decide to get behind the wheel after they have consumed alcohol. While some get away with this, others find themselves in trouble with the law. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes…
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Statistics: What You Need to Know

Written by liam on July 10th, 2014

Do you have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol? While it is easy to believe you are alone, there are many others throughout the world who are suffering with the same issue. Regardless of how bad your substance abuse has become, there is always help to be had. Those who check into a reputable rehab…
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Addiction and the Brain

Written by liam on July 3rd, 2014

Many people believe that overcoming an addiction is nothing more than “mind over matter,” however, this is not typically true. In other words, quitting cold turkey, with nothing more than willpower, is easier said than done. Did you know the word “addiction” comes from the Latin term “bound to?” Anybody who has attempted to beat…
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Lower Risk Guidelines for Alcohol

Written by liam on June 16th, 2014

As you know, there is a big difference between drinking alcohol and doing so to the point of developing an addiction. There is nothing wrong with having a drink from time to time, as long as you do within the single day and weekly limits, such as those outlined by the National Institute of Alcohol…
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The Effects of Alcohol on Your Liver

Written by liam on May 1st, 2014

While there is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol in moderation, those who go overboard often times find this having a negative impact on their health. As the second largest organ in your body, the liver performs many functions. From processing food into energy to removing harmful substances from your blood, healthy performance is important to…
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Written by liam on March 6th, 2014

Brief Description Alcohol is created by fermenting yeast, sugars and starches. It is known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol, and is the ingredient in beer, wine and liquor that causes intoxication. Alcohol works as an central nervous system depressant. When alcohol is consumed it is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the…
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What Effect Does Alchohol Have on Confidence?

Written by liam on July 12th, 2013

Alcohol directly effects the brain, this changes the way you think, feel and behave. When drinking alcohol you will begin a slight change of mood as you become intoxicated. While you continue to drink more alcohol you will begin to experience feeling of warmth, relaxation, mild sedation; exaggeration of emotion and behavior; your reaction time…
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Alcohol Abuse in College

Written by liam on July 4th, 2013

Many say that alcohol is a “rite of passage” for college students that are transitioning into adulthood. Many young adults are experimenting with alcohol; some in moderation, others get out of control and are at risk of the serious dangers of alcohol abuse. Research funded by the NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism…
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DUI Limit – Is a Change in the Works?

Written by liam on May 20th, 2013

DUI Limit – Is a Change in the Works? With the current blood alcohol legal limit for drivers in the United States set at 0.08 percent, which is lower than many parts of the world, some wonder if this could change in the near future. While many are okay with the current limit, it appears…
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