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

Think Before You Drink

March 3, 2008

Anything in excess could never bring you any good. This is essentially true, especially with alcohol. We have often heard in the news about how excessive drinking of alcohol could lead to something undesirable. Read more