Thursday October 2nd 2014

alcohol abuse

Talking to college students about alcohol

October 1st, 2014

Six (6) conversations you should be having with your college student, especially about drinking. More here.

Alcohol effects

September 23rd, 2014

Alcohol can affect on multiple physical systems of the body. Not to mention the mental side effects. We review the body systems affected by alcohol here, and invite your questions about alcohol effects at the end.

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Help for alcohol withdrawal

September 10th, 2014

Seek 24-7 medical supervision during alcohol withdrawal for diagnosis and treatment of possible severe conditions. Treatments then include oral benzodiazepines, anti-seizure or anti-psychotic medications and fluid intake. More here on where to get help for alcohol withdrawal and what to expect during withdrawal.

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How is alcohol abused?

September 1st, 2014

Alcohol abuse = excessive drinking. More than one drink per day for women; more than two drinks daily for men. More here on the limits between healthy and unhealthy drinking, with a section for your questions at the end.

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How can alcohol kill you?

August 28th, 2014

Alcohol can kill you directly or indirectly. Accidents including traffic fatalities, fire, overdose, or injuries are attributed to drinking. But how does alcohol affect body systems? We review here.

Alcohol detox treatment

August 23rd, 2014

Detox from alcohol includes assessment for dependence, use of medications (when necessary) and medical supervision to address symptoms of withdrawal. More on the protocols and treatments during alcohol detox here.

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Alcohol withdrawal signs

August 7th, 2014

Signs of alcohol withdrawal can include sweating, agitation, or irregular heartbeat. But what if alcohol withdrawal becomes seriously complicated by seizures or hallucinations? We review the signs of early and late alcohol withdrawal, and the protocols for acute alcohol withdrawal treatment here.

Tolerance to alcohol

August 3rd, 2014

Those who become alcohol-tolerant require more alcohol to manifest the effects of drinking. The development of tolerance is shown by an increase in the amount of alcohol required to produce the desired effects and can indicate the onset of physical dependence. More on developing tolerance to alcohol here.

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Dependence on alcohol

July 31st, 2014

Alcohol dependence manifests when the central nervous system adapts to the presence of alcohol in the body. People who are dependent on alcohol experience withdrawal symptoms when drinking slows down or stops. More on alcohol dependence here.

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Cold turkey alcohol

July 29th, 2014

Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off alcohol can put you at risk of harm. More on cold turkey alcohol detox here.

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