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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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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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12 June
Determining the repercussions of vitamin B1 deficiency among chronic drinkers
By Rachael

Determining the repercussions of vitamin B1 deficiency among chronic drinkers

Vitamin B1 is usually prescribed when treating people afflicted with alcoholism, particularly during the withdrawal period. The levels of the essential nutrient thiamine in the blood of people who are alcohol dependent are very low compared to those with no history of alcohol abuse. In fact, vitamin B1 deficiency is one of the risk factors […]

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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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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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08 February
Cues to recognize symptoms of alcohol use disorder
By Rachael

Cues to recognize symptoms of alcohol use disorder

The most commonly used addictive substance in the United States and the world over is alcohol. However, consumption of too much alcohol makes one susceptible to various health risks. Symptoms of problem drinking can be hard to detect when they are mild. It is always beneficial to know the signs of alcohol abuse so that […]

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31 January
Managing alcohol withdrawal syndrome for healthy and happy life
By Rachael

Managing alcohol withdrawal syndrome for healthy and happy life

Alcohol abuse is prevalent in the American society, usually in the form of binge drinking and heavy drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as “a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above.” Young adults, generally, are prone to […]

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