The decision to stop drinking is hard for many people. They may have some good reasons to quit but alcohol may be their only coping mechanism. Or alcohol may be central to how they relate to others or have fun. … Read More
When Does College Drinking Become a Problem?
Alcohol has long been part of the culture of colleges and universities in the US. College students drink more than their non-matriculating peers, especially students involved in Greek life. Many students take a work-hard-play-hard approach to classes, studying hard during … Read More
Why Alcohol is a Terrible Way to Relieve Stress
In our culture, we almost take for granted that the way to unwind after a long week is to have a few drinks. The same may be true after a tough day or after hearing bad news. It’s a cliche … Read More
4 Myths About Alcohol Use Disorder
For as long as there has been alcohol, there have been people with alcohol use issues. You might think that by now, most of the myths about alcohol use disorder would have been busted but many persist. Unfortunately, these myths … Read More
What Defines Abnormal Drinking?
Isn’t this how everyone drinks? Many a man who is living in the developmental stages of chronic alcoholism has asked himself this question. He sees his friends getting drunk. He sees his colleagues getting drunk. He might have grown up … Read More
Does Drinking Make You Want To Drink More?
Men who have suffered from alcoholism are aware of an interesting fact regarding their drinking behaviors when it comes to getting drunk. It isn’t the fifth, sixth, eighteenth, or twenty-third drink which gets them drunk. The alcoholic inability to physically … Read More
The Risks Of Liver Disease Are Real
It is within our human nature to say “That won’t happen to me” as often as possible. We aren’t programmed to embrace the unpredictable. Science has found that our brain quite literally has difficulty comprehending the possibility of something which … Read More
Does Alcohol Affect Your Ability To Dream?
In 2013, The Atlantic reported on a study conducted London Sleep Centre and University of Toronto which found new insight on how alcohol affects the ability to get a good night’s sleep. In short, the researchers found that the more … Read More
Physical Effects Of Alcohol Abuse
Per the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 15.1 million adults 18 years of age or older – the equivalent of 6.2 percent of this age bracket – had an alcohol use disorder. This included 9.8 million … Read More
How Drunk Is Drunk? Part 2: The Dangers Of A 0.20 BAC And Higher
In our previous blog, we looked at the varying signs and symptoms of an elevating blood alcohol content, BAC, from 0.02 to 0,19 in various ranges. At each level of intoxication, there is a difference in behavior, cognitive function, and … Read More
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