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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...
How to Get Sober

How to Get Sober

Suffering from an alcohol addiction isn't easy. If you're ready to make a positive change in your life, you could be wondering how to get sober. Although the idea of never drinking again might seem overwhelming and even a bit upsetting, however,...
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...
Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders

Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders

Researchers have recently uncovered the possibility that the same genes are involved in both alcohol abuse and eating disorders.  The study, which will be published in next month’s issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, suggests...

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?...
Online Support Groups For Alcoholism

Online Support Groups For Alcoholism

There are numerous websites dedicated to helping individuals battling alcoholism, as alcohol is one of the nation’s most abused substances. Drinking is a hallmark of American society and social drinking which develops into alcohol addiction is as...
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....
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...

How to Quit Alcohol

Overcoming drug addiction is never easy, and everyone has entirely different experiences and struggles. It’s safe to argue, however, that for many reasons, alcohol is one of the most difficult substances to stop using. The withdrawal symptoms are severe, but many people find that the worst part about quitting alcohol is how tough it is to avoid it. Alcohol is readily available in stores, restaurants, and sporting arenas, and it’s likely that most of your friends and family will drink...