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27 December
Harnessing technology for better recovery outcomes
By Rachael

Harnessing technology for better recovery outcomes

Digital technology is at the two extremes of the spectrum, both as a driver of addiction and addiction recovery. On one hand, digital technologies are making it easier for people to access alcohol and other substances of abuse. It is now possible using digital innovations to order the cases of wine on eBay and Amazon […]

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19 September
Yes! Alcohol can cause allergies too
By Rachael

Yes! Alcohol can cause allergies too

Though alcohol allergies are rare, the reactions can be as serious  as to require a doctor’s intervention or even hospitalization. It is commonly mistaken as alcohol intolerance or an unforgettable hangover. In comparison to alcohol allergy, alcohol intolerance is more common and less severe. However, the symptoms of alcohol allergies are often misinterpreted as the […]

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08 September
Weight-loss surgery increases risk of alcoholism
By Rachael

Weight-loss surgery increases risk of alcoholism

Alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a very acute form of alcohol abuse that has harmful side effects and can result in a broad range of issues that impact personal relationships, professional goals, and overall physical and mental health. The four cornerstones of alcoholism are a strong need to drink alcohol (craving), not being […]

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23 August
Understanding damages caused by alcohol to the body
By Rachael

Understanding damages caused by alcohol to the body

For most adults, it becomes intractable to keep an account of the number of drinks after the first few glasses. Drinking often starts as a recreational means to socialize with friends or other associates. However, it does not take much time for such occasional drinks consumed for recreational bonding to cross the boundary of moderation […]

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16 August
Major impairments caused by post-acute-withdrawal syndrome
By Rachael

Major impairments caused by post-acute-withdrawal syndrome

Every person addicted to alcohol goes through two stages of withdrawal during recovery. The acute withdrawal syndrome (AWS) and the post-acute-withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). During these phases, recovering patients witness a range of cognitive and emotionally debilitating impairments. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, alcohol withdrawal can also turn out to be life threatening in […]

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23 June
Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study
By Rachael

Millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels, says study

Defying every social stigma and taboo, alcohol, today, has become an intrinsic part of culture in many countries. Factors like easy availability and wide acceptability have given an uninterrupted access to alcohol to millions of people, irrespective of their age, gender, race, social status, etc. This has further reduced the minimum drinking age, with more […]

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28 March
Change in gender roles might be pushing women toward alcohol, says study
By Rachael

Change in gender roles might be pushing women toward alcohol, says study

Alcohol has always been linked to men, but lately, it has been gaining popularity among women too. According to the common perception, the prevalence of drinking along with associated adverse effects are limited to men, and women are believed to consume alcohol at a much lower level. But a recent study will help change the […]

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15 March
Discussing alcohol – Part 3: Effects of alcohol on various body parts
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol – Part 3: Effects of alcohol on various body parts

Alcohol is a vital part of most celebrations. It helps lift up spirits and acts like an invisible adhesive, binding together individuals who would otherwise not flock together. Looking at its ability to help melt away woes and knock down conscious walls, many individuals might consider alcohol to be an elixir and unknowingly abuse it. […]

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13 February
Misperception about body image can trigger alcohol use among teenage girls
By Rachael

Misperception about body image can trigger alcohol use among teenage girls

More and more adolescents, especially teen girls, are falling prey to alcohol abuse in the United States. Alcohol is the most commonly misused substance among adolescents in the country. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in 2014, 8.7 million young people aged between 12 and 20 years reported drinking alcohol […]

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10 February
Discussing alcohol – Part 1: Drinking in college
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol – Part 1: Drinking in college

Almost every adolescent and young adult in the United States look forward to casting off the yoke of school life and starting a new beginning in the confines of their respective colleges. College life is synonymous with becoming independent and discovering one’s identity. Moreover, the luster of meeting new people and partying are some other […]

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