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680 How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

November 11th, 2011

Alcohol stays in your system and is usually detected in urine for 12-24 hours after you end a drinking session. More on how long alcohol stays in your body, urine, breath, saliva and blood here.

14 Native American alcohol tolerance: Why do Native Americans get drunk faster?

Native American alcohol tolerance: Why do Native Americans get drunk faster?

October 26th, 2011

Native Americans may get drunk faster because of genetic predisposition to low alcohol tolerance. But cultural and environmental aspects of drinking can also affect drinking. Discuss Native American alcohol tolerance here.

5 Not drinking alcohol for a month

Not drinking alcohol for a month

October 13th, 2011

If you want to stop drinking alcohol for a month (30 days), check out some ideas from SMART Recovery®. Strategies, worksheets and self-help for people who want to stop drinking here.

40 Native Americans and alcohol: Why do Native Americans drink so much?

Native Americans and alcohol: Why do Native Americans drink so much?

October 11th, 2011

Native Americans are disproportionately dependent on alcohol. Why is this? We explore why Native Americans drink so much here.

12 Is Native American alcoholism genetic?

Is Native American alcoholism genetic?

October 9th, 2011

Experts are not sure. But alcoholism is generally a genetic factor, and may be more so among Native American people. We review here.

4 American Indian alcoholism statistics

American Indian alcoholism statistics

October 7th, 2011

Top 5 .GOV websites with statistics on Native American alcohol use, abuse and alcoholism facts. Where to find American Indian alcoholism statistics here.

3 Dependence vs addiction

Dependence vs addiction

September 28th, 2011

Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.

4 Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

September 20th, 2011

Moderate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include restlessness, insomnia, lack of appetite and difficulty with cognitive functions. But if you are a hard drinker, expect severe and intense withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and possible seizures or hallucinations. What else affects withdrawal symptoms of alcohol? Learn here.

5 Can alcohol withdrawal kill you?

Can alcohol withdrawal kill you?

September 2nd, 2011

Yes, alcohol withdrawal can be fatal, especially for severe cases of alcohol dependence. But most serious problems that can kill you during alcohol withdrawal are preventable and can be managed. More here.

9 AA founder's original message

AA founder’s original message

August 29th, 2011

What did AA founders believe about alcoholism? The founders of AA believed that addiction is a curable disease. More here.

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