Games Make Students More Likely to Abuse Alcohol

March 27, 2008

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When college students play drinking games at parties, their blood alcohol content is higher than when they do not, according to a study that was recently performed by researchers at the University of Michigan and San Diego State University. The environment that the young adults are in and the activities of the party have a significant effect on how much alcohol they consume.

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Make the Right Choice: Alcohol Rehabilitation

March 24, 2008

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Unfortunately many alcohol addicts do not understand that they do indeed have a serious alcohol problem.  Alcohol is a serious problem that affects every minute of one’s daily life.  An alcohol addict is unable to think clearly, decisions are harder to make because thinking has become an arduous process for the alcohol abuser, communication is normally cut between the alcohol abuser with his or her family and friends, among many other changes in an alcohol addict’s life.  Read more

More People Seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment

March 23, 2008

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According to Medical News Today, there are more patients getting addiction treatment services from the healthcare system for alcohol abuse than there were in the past. This is good news as there are millions of people in the United States who have an alcohol abuse problem and never seek professional help for it. Read more

Interventions

March 22, 2008

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Drug addiction can ruin people’s lives. It is often those closest to the addict that have the best chance to help them get addiction recovery. The addicts loved ones often hesitate. Not saying anything until a tragedy has occurred. It is often difficult to know what to say, and when to say it. There are professionals that can help you by leading your intervention. You can also handle your own intervention with the advice of a professional. Either way you choose, the most important thing is that the addict that needs help, gets it. Read more

Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more

Alcohol Abuse and Tolerance

March 19, 2008

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The longer a person lives with alcoholism, the greater the level of tolerance they develop to the substance. This means that, over time, the alcoholic will need to drink more in order to get the same effects. Eventually, they become physically dependent on alcohol and must drink a significant amount just to function and avoid withdrawal symptoms. Read more

Alcohol Dementia

March 18, 2008

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There are many negative affects of long-term alcoholism. Alcohol dementia is a condition that can occur after a person drinks excessively for a very long period of time. Its symptoms are problems in the brain, including personality changes, memory loss, diminished ability to think, and learning difficulties. Alcohol consumption affects brain cells, and the damage can build up over time until it results in brain damage. Poor nutrition also adds to the effects. Read more

Facts About Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

March 17, 2008

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Alcoholism is a condition in which people consume alcohol regardless of the negative consequences and health problems it leads to. Alcoholism is an addiction and, according to many people, a disease. People who are alcoholics are either physically or psychologically dependent on the substance. Read more

Alcohol Affects the Lives of Millions

March 16, 2008

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Alcohol abuse has affected the lives of millions. While alcohol abuse has been discussed and help is easily available, with the stress-levels in our society constantly growing, many have turned to the bottle to help cope with this anxiety. It is common to think that only a certain type of individuals is suffering with alcohol abuse; however, the truth is alcohol abuse has shown its face in every walk of life. Read more

Alcohol Rehab Programs Work

March 15, 2008

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If you are currently worried that you may relying too heavily on alcohol, it may be time to seek assistance with an alcohol rehab program. This can be difficult step to take, particularly if you do want to acknowledge that alcohol is affecting your life to the point where you need to seek professional help. However, the quicker you do this, the better your chances are of getting clean and finding out that you are strong enough to beat this addiction. Read more

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