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Sum 41 Frontman Nearly Dies from Alcoholism

Sum 41 Frontman Nearly Dies from Alcoholism

This weekend, Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley announced that he is being treated in hospital after alcoholism “finally caught up” with him. In a post shared on his website, entitled Rock Bottom, he discussed how his addiction to alcohol...
Managing Alcohol Withdrawal

Managing Alcohol Withdrawal

From the managing withdrawal series. While many people consume alcohol, consumption of alcohol does not always lead to physical dependence. In the case of alcohol, a physical dependence most likely means the individual drinks alcohol on a daily...
Do People Drink because of Social Anxiety?

Do People Drink because of Social Anxiety?

Social Anxiety and Problem Drinking Most people have at least a functional working definition in regards to social anxiety. Social anxiety is characterized by a persistent and strong fear when social situations or when there is an expectation to...
Underage Drinking in the United States

Underage Drinking in the United States

Of all the serious health problems prevalent in the United States, underage drinking is one of the most prevalent and serious health problems. Alcohol is the most widely used substances of abuse among the youth of this country.  The focus of this...
New Online Course Provided to Help Screen for Alcoholism

New Online Course Provided to Help Screen for Alcoholism

New Online Course Being Offered To Screen Youth for Alcohol Problems The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in partnership with Medscape, have produced a new online course that will help health care professionals screen...
The Language of Intoxication

The Language of Intoxication

Understanding the Language of the Drinker Studying the language that drinkers use to describe their intoxicated states can be a useful tool and provide insight into perceptions of intoxicated states as perceived by the drinkers themselves.  A...

Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is an overwhelmingly present issue. It is a very powerful and damaging disease that is very capable of taking your health for a horrific downfall if left untreated. With the consistent abuse of alcohol or someone suffering from alcoholism, there are short- and long-term effects on the body. But what someone may not realize is that the short-term all too often turns into the long-term and then you have reached an entirely new obstacle. So what happens when you drink alcohol?...
Controversial Article about Drunk College Girl Samantha Lynne Goudie

Controversial Article about Drunk College Girl Samantha Lynne Goudie

I have been a contributing writer for Sober Nation for a little over a month, and I must admit it has been an inspiration to me as well as a boon time for my recovery. When I started contributing material to the website my aims were pretty simple; I...
How Alcohol Consumption Breaks Down Social Cue Processing in the Brain

How Alcohol Consumption Breaks Down Social Cue Processing in the Brain

In a study that will be published this month in Psychopharmacology, researchers have discovered that alcohol intoxication reduces communication between two areas of the brain that work together in interpreting and processing social cues.  Previous...
How to Deal with Alcohol Withdrawal

How to Deal with Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal, so medical supervision is required in order to quit safely. Some people who do not drink very much or very often may be able to safely detox in their own homes, but that decision should only be made by a doctor....
To Drink or Not to Drink – The Question

To Drink or Not to Drink – The Question

Several years ago I had gone back to college in order to obtain my second degree.  For several years I had toyed with the idea of going back to school and either I chickened out at the last minute or circumstances prevented me from realizing that...
Thoughts about the Disease Model of Alcoholism

Thoughts about the Disease Model of Alcoholism

When starting the path towards recovery, there is a common refrain from counselors and longtime pillars in the twelve steps rooms and community. What people commonly will hear is that alcoholism is a disease. Furthermore, they told this disease has...
How to Quit Drinking – Alcohol Addiction Help

How to Quit Drinking – Alcohol Addiction Help

Knowing that you have a problem with alcohol is a difficult realization to come to. When you realize your drinking has gotten out of control and you want to stop, it’s the both the most difficult and best decision of your life. Learning how to...
Smoking Alcohol – I thought this was a joke – It’s Not

Smoking Alcohol – I thought this was a joke – It’s Not

So this is how the kids are doing it these days. For obvious reasons, smoking alcohol is very dangerous. The fad essentially involves pouring alcohol into dry ice, so that the alcohol becomes a vapor. At which point the vapor can be...
What Effects does Alcohol Have on the Body?

What Effects does Alcohol Have on the Body?

Alcohol can make us drunk; we all know that. But what does “drunk” really mean? And what is alcohol's effects on the body? The effects of alcohol can vary widely, and they depend on many factors, which include height, weight, tolerance, amount...
What is Alcoholism?

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a serious issue for millions of people all over the world. Alcoholism can also be referred to as alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse. What alcoholism really is, however, is an addiction. Specifically, alcoholism is a drug addiction....
Seven Common Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol

Seven Common Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol

All human behavior has motivation behind it, and the motivations why people drink alcohol are interesting. Alcohol is a beverage that’s widely accepted in society, and everyone has a different experience with it. There are many reasons why people...

What is an Alcoholic?

What is an Alcoholic? - Signs to Look For The most concrete definition of “alcoholic” is someone who suffers alcoholism, and alcoholism is a form of the chronic brain disease of addiction. There is a difference between an alcoholic, someone who abuses alcohol, and a casual drinker. How can you tell when someone’s crossed the line and become an alcoholic? An alcoholic has a physical compulsion to drink and a mental obsession with alcohol. Even if they want to, an alcoholic will be unable...
Alcohol Dependence – What are the Signs?

Alcohol Dependence – What are the Signs?

For Alcohol Dependence Help – Call 1-866-317-7050 Over half of the population in the United States drinks alcohol on a regular basis. Alcohol dependence and abuse affect nearly 30% of the population. Almost half of those numbers suffer from...

Study Suggests Diet Soda Mixers Make Us More Drunk

                      Soda is a beverage full of empty calories and sugar. While it might taste good, it’s far from good for you. If you really want to have the bubbly drink, diet soda is considered a “healthier” option. While diet soda has no health benefits, either, it has no calories and uses artificial sweetener rather than real sugar. If you have to choose, diet soda is better for your blood sugar...