Friday August 29th 2014

problem drinking

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.

Is controlled drinking possible?: Controlling your drinking BOOK REVIEW

May 19th, 2014

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.

Does alcohol get you high?

April 26th, 2014

Yes, alcohol can make you feel euphoric, or “high”. Here, we review how alcohol works to get you high and how to identify problems when drinking.

When drinking is a problem

March 29th, 2014

Objective criteria exists to determine when recreational use of alcohol has become problem drinking. Guidelines and questions to ask yourself here.

Binge drinking among college students

March 21st, 2014

Binge drinking is associated with a variety of health problems and is related to 1,800 student deaths and about 800K assaults on campuses each year. More stats and strategies for preventing binge drinking among college students here.

Consequences of driving drunk

February 27th, 2014

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)

January 20th, 2014

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.

Physical addiction to alcohol

November 28th, 2013

Physical addiction to alcohol is known as alcohol dependence. Does dependence on alcohol indicate alcoholism? We review here and invite your questions about physical addiction to alcohol at the end.

Alcohol overdose: How much amount of alcohol to OD?

November 22nd, 2013

How much alcohol does it take to really be in trouble? We review alcohol overdose as how alcohol works in the body here and invite your questions about binge drinking at the end. What is the danger of drinking too much alcohol? How are intoxication and overdose related? We explore the answers to these questions […]

I drink too much – What do I do?

May 6th, 2013

If you find that you drink too much, you can try to stop drinking. Or get an assessment. More tips on how to manage problem drinking here.

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