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After a long day at work, bringing the children back from daycare, preparing dinner and winding up the kitchen, Megan likes to catch up with her husband over a drink or two, almost every other night. While the drink helps her unwind and relax, Megan is probably oblivious to the effects of consuming even small […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading