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07 June
NCAA lifts alcohol ban at its championship events
By Rachael

NCAA lifts alcohol ban at its championship events

“Small brain: show up drunk  Normal brain: hide airplane bottles in a sunglasses case Genius brain: false bottom bag or any other commercially available product designed for exactly this purpose Galaxy brain: show up REALLY drunk” — Mathew Brown (@mathewbrown) – March 12, 2018

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16 April
Early intervention effective in diminishing AUD among teenagers
By Rachael

Early intervention effective in diminishing AUD among teenagers

The findings of a new study revealed that substance abuse preventive interventions reduce the likelihood of the onset of alcohol use disorders (AUD) among middle school students during adulthood. This comes in the wake of the earlier finding that early exposure to alcohol escalates the risk of developing alcoholism in adulthood. The study surveyed the impact […]

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15 December
Mindfulness: An inexpensive and effortless way to reduce heavy drinking
By Rachael

Mindfulness: An inexpensive and effortless way to reduce heavy drinking

With alcohol being the most commonly abused substance, the problem of drinking is only worsening due to a massive increase in underage drinking. Nearly 136.7 million Americans aged 12 or older have reported drinking alcohol in 2016, with nearly 65.3 million reporting of binge drinking and 16.3 million indulging in heavy drinking. Frequent and heavy […]

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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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28 August
Drinking accelerates damage to the body post 40
By Rachael

Drinking accelerates damage to the body post 40

With the trend of middle-aged working people indulging in drinking, the need of the hour is to understand the repercussions of alcohol on such a large proportion of people. When people start approaching their middle age, the risk of witnessing damages due to alcohol increases more than before due to the weakening of the immunity […]

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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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16 May
Why women drink?
By Rachael

Why women drink?

I didn’t get drunk, but I liked how the wine took the edge off my day … if the alcohol failed to take away the sadness, it made the feeling blurrier,” said Helen, the principal protagonist of the novel, “Under the Influence,” written by the bestselling author Joyce Maynard. It is a fact that women […]

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05 May
Alcohol: Major contributor to cancer mortality
By Rachael

Alcohol: Major contributor to cancer mortality

Many researchers have highlighted based on a growing number of evidences that there is a direct association between cancer and alcohol consumption. In fact, it is a matter of concern to note that the consumption of even low to moderate amounts of alcohol increases the risk of cancer. According to the Report on Carcinogens by […]

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