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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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26 March
Brief alcohol intervention efficacious in reducing alcohol consumption
By Rachael

Brief alcohol intervention efficacious in reducing alcohol consumption

One of the effective ways to overcome the problem of alcoholism— excessive alcohol consumption is linked to increased morbidity and mortality— is brief interventions. Compared to the standard alcohol addiction treatments, brief interventions are short one-to-one counseling sessions that target people with the harmful or dangerous pattern of drinking. Unlike the traditional treatment that can […]

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07 March
Dad blames it on celebrity status of Ben Affleck for latter’s alcoholism
By Rachael

Dad blames it on celebrity status of Ben Affleck for latter’s alcoholism

Binge drinking has been a way of life for most Hollywood stars, notwithstanding the fact that many celebrities have succumbed to its harms. Ironically, Hollywood was once an alcohol-free community in the early 20th century as envisioned by its dauntless and fearless female founder Daeida Beveridge, who had strong Christian beliefs. However, by 1914, as […]

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13 November
How Prices and Policies Impact Alcohol Consumption
By Rachael

How Prices and Policies Impact Alcohol Consumption

For decades, researchers and economists have been analyzing the severity of the problem of alcohol use by teenagers and young adults. While examining the measures, special attention is given to how prices of alcoholic beverages can impact consumption. Numerous studies have also determined the impacts of price on various outcomes related to alcohol consumption, such […]

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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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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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10 August
Deficiency of vitamin B1 in people with alcohol addiction
By Rachael

Deficiency of vitamin B1 in people with alcohol addiction

People grappling the problem of drinking always run short of essential nutrients due to the immense damages inflicted upon some of the key body organs like the liver. One of such nutrients is thiamine (also commonly known as vitamin B1) that plays a crucial role in ensuring healthy brain functioning is diminished to incredibly low […]

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