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03 January
The menace of excessive drinking
By Rachael

The menace of excessive drinking

Alcohol is a popular substance which has percolated to all the sections of the society. In most cultures and traditions, alcohol is an important part of celebrations, at parties, social gatherings, ceremonies or festivals today with people irrespective of gender or social standing, indulging in it.

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27 December
Understanding the link between alcohol during pregnancy and FASD
By Rachael

Understanding the link between alcohol during pregnancy and FASD

Pregnant women should be alert and careful when it comes to drinking. Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of various complications in the fetus that can later cause physical, behavioral and intellectual disabilities in the child. Such conditions are known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Roughly, half the pregnancy in the […]

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24 November
Alcoholism is a permanent nightmare, not a temporary hangover
By Rachael

Alcoholism is a permanent nightmare, not a temporary hangover

People drink alcohol in every country in the world, even in countries where it is forbidden. Unfortunately, alcoholism is also a problem in every single country. Alcoholism causes long-term effects on both body and mind. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that in 2015, approximately 15.7 million people aged 12 or older […]

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18 October
Alcohol and its effects on brain
By Rachael

Alcohol and its effects on brain

Alcohol abuse is widespread in the United States. More than 52.2 percent Americans, aged 12 or above, reportedly abused alcohol in 2013, as per the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). While use of alcohol for recreational purposes do not pose a great harm, many users consume alcohol habitually and often become addicts. […]

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30 August
Higher glutamate level in brain may trigger alcohol cravings in AUD sufferers: Study
By Rachael

Higher glutamate level in brain may trigger alcohol cravings in AUD sufferers: Study

People often end up drinking more than they intend to or for longer periods. There may be cases where they are unable to rein in their drinking habit despite facing harmful effects of prolonged drinking. Those who experience a strong urge to drink even during periods of abstinence suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD).

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10 June
Middle-schoolers exposed to alcohol ads every day: Study
By Rachael

Middle-schoolers exposed to alcohol ads every day: Study

It is a known fact that alcohol causes dependency just like any other addictive substance. But unlike other addictive substances, it is legal and easily available. Millions of American teens take to drinking out of curiosity, peer pressure, lack of parental control and a host of other reasons. Though it can be difficult to identify […]

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08 June
Teen’s drinking habit ups susceptibility to chronic stress later: Study
By Rachael

Teen’s drinking habit ups susceptibility to chronic stress later: Study

Youth, who are mostly unaware of the risks associated with drinking habits, tend to experiment with alcohol out of curiosity or peer pressure. Looking at the variety of problems associated with young age drinking, underage drinking is one of the major challenges that America has been facing. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affected nearly 2.7 percent […]

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06 June
Tertiary education or smoking during teen years likely to influence drinking habits: Study
By Rachael

Tertiary education or smoking during teen years likely to influence drinking habits: Study

Drinking has been a problem in America for decades, especially among the teens that leads to violent behavior in them, alcohol poisoning, car accidents, and other health problems. But it is never too late to quit drinking.

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27 May
Heavy alcohol use during economic downturn can increase suicide risk
By Rachael

Heavy alcohol use during economic downturn can increase suicide risk

A prolonged economic downturn can send even the world’s most powerful economies into a tizzy. The high unemployment rate, coupled with sinking economies and diminishing work opportunities, can lower the confidence and tendency to indulge in risky drinking habits. While conditions analogous to the Great Depression in the United States from 1929 to 1939 have […]

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11 May
SMS-based intervention can reduce binge drinking habits: Study
By Rachael

SMS-based intervention can reduce binge drinking habits: Study

The tendency to consume large quantities of alcohol in a single session is so common in the United States that most people fail to realize the harmful consequences of alcohol in the long run. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drinking heavily during certain occasions may result in immediate drastic effects, […]

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