Alcohol abuse leads to cancer, strokes, heart disease, brain damage

It’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption can take a serious toll on your health. While we often associate alcohol abuse with car crashes and cirrhosis of the liver, these are not the only health risks posed by drinking too many alcoholic beverages. The previously held thought that a glass of red wine a day could have a … Continue reading Alcohol abuse leads to cancer, strokes, heart disease, brain damage

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Your Free Will Can Lead You To Drinking. What Are The Risks?

Injuries. Drinking too much increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls. Health problems. Drinking can cause a … Continue reading Your Free Will Can Lead You To Drinking. What Are The Risks?

The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver

I wanted to put this letter here because, in my opinion, it is simple yet beautifully written.  Enjoy & learn!  ~NationalAddictionNews.com When I think about my life now compared to my life when I was drinking, there is an ocean of realizations that washes over me. One of the biggest and most significant is this: … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver

About Alcohol Use

Overview Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that's sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or … Continue reading About Alcohol Use

“Wonder drug” for alcohol abuse disorders found to be completely ineffective after careful review

Baclofen has been heralded by the pharmaceutical industry as a one-stop treatment for alcohol use disorders. The supposed “wonder drug” has even been called a cure for alcoholism. But no pharma cash cow should go without scrutiny — and it turns out that baclofen actually doesn’t stand up to the test. While a number of studies reportedly … Continue reading “Wonder drug” for alcohol abuse disorders found to be completely ineffective after careful review

According to Major New Study, the Single Biggest Preventable Risk Factor for Dementia is Overuse of Alcohol

A major Canadian observational study identified alcohol use disorders as the biggest risk factor for the onset of dementia. It’s also the most preventable factor, so people wary of early-onset dementia can avoid it by controlling their alcohol intake, reported a ScienceDaily article. Implemented by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and published … Continue reading According to Major New Study, the Single Biggest Preventable Risk Factor for Dementia is Overuse of Alcohol