Saturday October 25th 2014

drinking abuse

Talking to college students about alcohol

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

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How is alcohol abused?

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?

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.

Is controlled drinking possible?: Controlling your drinking BOOK REVIEW

Yes, it is possible to control problem drinking. But those that can drink in moderation are usually not alcoholics. How can you know the difference? More here.

Consequences of driving drunk

Consequences of driving drunk include increased insurance fees, not being able to rent a car, and having a suspended driving license. But is alcohol addiction treatment a viable option to deter drunk driving? We explore here.

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Alcohol and the modern world (INFOGRAPHIC)

Get up-to-date on the definition of problem drinking and its associated harms worldwide. Statistics on alcohol use and abuse in the U.S. as well as internationally, and ideas for how we can prevent harm caused by alcohol use…based on the collaborative World Health Organization (WHO) Report on “Alcohol and Injuries”, essential reading for anyone interested in harm reduction among drinkers.

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Mixing opiates and alcohol

The risks and dangers of mixing heroin with alcohol include decreased breathing and heart rate. Other effects include dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, and significantly impaired fine motor skills. More on why to avoid mixing alcohol and heroin here.

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What are treatments for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and alcohol addiction?

Treatment for alcoholism includes a medically supervised detox, medications, and psycho-therapeutic interventions. More on treatment for alcohol abuse or addiction to alcohol here.

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Is alcohol addictive?

Yes. Alcohol is addictive. In fact, alcohol can have a high potential for addiction. More here on the addictive quality of alcohol.

How does alcohol make you drunk?

Alcohol gets you drunk by altering the body’s molecules immediately when ingested. More on how alcohol works, intoxication and inebriation here.

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