Thursday November 27th 2014

problem drinking

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.

Does alcohol get you high?

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

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

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Binge drinking among college students

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

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.

Physical addiction to alcohol

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.

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