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25 July
Drinking in cold weather may cause alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, finds study
By Rachael

Drinking in cold weather may cause alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, finds study

It is a popular notion that alcohol keeps the body warm and as a result, it is widely consumed during colder climates. St. Bernard dogs with their little barrels of brandy tied to their collar rescuing stranded travelers freezing in bone-chilling temperature was once a common sight in the Swiss Alps. However, science has proven […]

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24 April
Alcohol Awareness Month: Acculturation and alcoholism among Latinos
By Rachael

Alcohol Awareness Month: Acculturation and alcoholism among Latinos

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) conceptualized Alcohol Awareness Month (AAM) in April 1987 to highlight issues related to alcoholism, including its causes, treatment and recovery. Every year in April, the NCADD, through its National Network of Affiliates and other support groups, focuses on addressing issues related to alcohol abuse in the […]

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11 April
Excessive drinking during adolescence may reduce brain’s grey matter, says study
By Rachael

Excessive drinking during adolescence may reduce brain’s grey matter, says study

Alcohol is one of the most addictive substances that has severely affected Americans in the last decade. Despite the physicians and agencies at the federal level condemning its regular consumption, the culture of drinking is prevalent in roughly 86 percent of the adult population as noted in the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and […]

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20 March
Alcohol intake associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma, finds study
By Rachael

Alcohol intake associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma, finds study

Compared to the extent of harm caused by alcohol on a person, the merriment and wonders brought on by alcohol into people’s lives is almost nothing. As an independent risk factor, drinking diminishes rational thinking and toxifies important organs without which an individual cannot sustain for long.  

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16 March
Screening essential to determine treatment among heavy drinkers
By Rachael

Screening essential to determine treatment among heavy drinkers

“Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness.” ― Oscar Wilde The above quote certainly highlights that irrespective of the amount of alcohol one consumes, drinking in all circumstances is dangerous and harmful. However, overindulgence in drinking in all circumstances elevates the risk of developing alcohol-related complications. Moreover, it impedes 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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27 February
Discussing alcohol – Part 2: Alcohol-medications interplay can be risky for older adults
By Rachael

Discussing alcohol – Part 2: Alcohol-medications interplay can be risky for older adults

The warning and instructions on medicine packages usually direct the user how to take the drugs, about its effects and to consult a doctor before using it. It also warns about the risks of mixing the medication with alcohol. Some medications, when mixed with alcohol, can cause sleepiness, drowsiness or lightheadedness. In other cases, alcohol […]

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22 February
Heavy drinking can cause premature death in men: Study
By Rachael

Heavy drinking can cause premature death in men: Study

Overconsumption of alcohol is known to impact the human body adversely, sometimes even lethally. Long-term effects of alcohol abuse range from permanent liver damage to a much higher chance of developing certain types of cancers. The study conducted by Dr. William Alex Pridemore, dean and professor, School of Criminal Justice at University at Albany – […]

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03 February
Irreversible brain damage from alcohol addiction
By Rachael

Irreversible brain damage from alcohol addiction

Due to its widespread use, alcohol has become one of the most commonly abused substances in the last decade. Excessive alcohol consumption over a long period or on a certain occasion alters the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain and enhance pleasurable feelings, which can only be satisfied with more alcohol. Gradually, a person develops […]

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19 January
Alcoholic hepatitis can scar you and scare too
By Rachael

Alcoholic hepatitis can scar you and scare too

Alcohol addiction is the most commonly fought mental health condition everywhere in the world. Millions of people are affected directly or indirectly by the dreadful consequences of this vice. Even kids and teens are getting drawn into the dark abyss. It can literally make one pay with his or her life.

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