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Signs of a Drinking Problem

January 29th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
In 2009 while leaving a family camping trip, Diane, a 36-year-old mother, drove the wrong way on a highway for almost two miles before crashing into an oncoming vehicle. The accident resulted in the deaths of Diane, her two-year-old daughter, her three nieces aged 8, 7 and 5, and three people in vehicle she collided wi more...

Binge Drinking: More Likely in Middle-Aged Adults

January 23rd, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is defined as “a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol content to 0.08 grams percent or above.” It occurs when a male has five or more drinks or a female consumes four or more drinks during a single session of a more...

How Do Alcohol Expectancies Shape Teen Drinking Behaviors?

January 10th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Alcohol expectancies are the things that people consciously and unconsciously expect to happen when they consume alcohol. Broadly speaking, any given person can have a positive or negative expectation of the consequences of alcohol intake. In a study published in September 2014 in the journal Addiction, researchers fro more...

Why Teenagers Drink Alcohol Despite the Risks

Statistics show that underage drinking is become more and more common and that the average age at which teenagers begin to drink is getting younger. In 1965, the average age of onset for teenage alcohol use was 17.5 years, but by 2003 it had dropped to 14 years. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and more...

Can Binge Drinking Permanently Damage the Teen Brain?

December 24th, 2014 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Binge drinking is defined by the consumption of enough alcohol to reach a legally intoxicated blood alcohol content within 120 minutes. People who regularly binge drink steeply boost their risks of developing alcohol use disorder (a condition that includes both alcohol abuse and alcoholism). (more…) more...

Scientists Discover Gene Network Tied to Alcoholism

December 21st, 2014 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Scientists at the University of Texas might have cracked the genetic code on alcohol dependence, a critical step toward developing better-targeted screenings and treatments for alcoholics. (more…) more...

Leaky Gut Can Make Alcoholism Worse

December 14th, 2014 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Researchers know that people highly affected by various forms of body inflammation may have higher chances of developing alcoholism (alcohol dependence), one of the two interrelated conditions known collectively as alcohol use disorder. In a study published in November 2014 in the journal Biological Psychiatry, a team more...

How Does a “Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory” Help a Secular Addict?

November 21st, 2014 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
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Let’s face it; while AA and its multifarious 12-Step program offshoots tell us they are not religious, we know with only a discerning eye, as well as a bit of research, that the model—and each and every step—sprang up as a result of one man’s belief in the redemptive power of conversion experiences, specificall more...

Health Problems Associated with Heavy Drinkers

November 17th, 2014 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
If you think that the worst thing about a big night of drinking is the next day’s hangover, you’re taking a very short-term view of things. The truth is that chronic heavy drinking produces a large number of health problems. Anemia Heavy drinking lowers your red blood cell count, which causes anemia. Red blood ce more...

Heavy Drinking Connected to Memory Loss in Middle-Aged Men

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The risks associated with heavy drinking are often perceived as immediate, like reckless driving, risky sexual behaviors and impulsive behavior. But excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer, heart and liver disease. Now a new study is linking heavy drinking and memory loss.   The study show more...

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