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Veteran Caregiver: Taking Care of Your Veteran and Yourself

If you have a family member or close friend who is a veteran, you are likely aware of the struggles that many veterans face after leaving the military and returning...

What Are the Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol?

Prescription medications like Xanax are important treatment options for many people who struggle with anxiety and panic disorder. Xanax is one of the most widely prescribed benzodiazepine sedatives.1 As a Schedule...

Is Consuming Alcohol and Cocaine Dangerous?

Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant drug. The major mechanism of action associated with cocaine and other stimulants is to significantly increase the availability of neurotransmitters like glutamate,...

Are Alcoholic Beverages Mixed with Energy Drinks Worse for You?

Over-the-counter energy drinks are popular among people who want a quick “pick me up.” According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, the sale of these products runs into the millions...

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol & Benzodiazepines

Many medications have warnings in their documentation about avoiding alcohol while using the drug. This is because alcohol, as a known psychoactive substance, can have profound effects on the body...

The Effects of Mixing MDMA & Alcohol

Mixing Psychoactive Substances Mixing psychoactive substances without the oversight of a doctor is never a good idea, and this is especially true when using illicit, recreational drugs. Combining psychoactive drugs can...

Why Does Alcohol Cause Headaches, Diarrhea, Hypoglycemia, & Cancer?

Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States as a result of its use being legal for individuals over the age of 21; its role...

The History of Liquor

Alcohol occupies such a central place in the human experience that Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science, once compared wine to sunlight itself.  The history of liquor can be...

The History of Wine

Around the entire world, wine has become a symbol of the highest echelons of culture and life. It traces its origins to pre-agricultural societies, to Biblical times, and to modern-day...

The History of Beer

The History of Beer As one of the oldest and most popular drinks in human history, beer has been lauded by philosophers like Plato, presidents like Abraham Lincoln, and even...

What Are the Risks of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs?

People who struggle with substance abuse are more likely to begin abusing multiple substances as a way to enhance the intoxicating effects of the drugs. Alcohol is one of the most...

Comparing Normal Alcohol Use vs Drinking & Controlled Substances

Alcohol is a legal substance in the United States. People aged 21 and older can purchase and consume alcohol, although government regulations control how high blood alcohol levels can be...

Is a Hangover the Same as a Drug Comedown?

When a person takes recreational drugs, whether legal substances like alcohol or illicit substances like cocaine, the intoxicants are ingested specifically to cause a pleasant or euphoric effect. People who...

How Can Heavy Drinking Cause Cirrhosis of the Liver?

The liver is an important organ that processes toxins out of the body, cleans the blood, and produces nutrients that body cells need from digested food. It is responsible for...

Stats and Facts about Drinking on New Year’s Eve

The holiday season in the United States officially winds down with one last hurrah on New Year’s Eve. Traditionally, the change from the old year to the new year is...

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

In the United States, alcohol is a legal recreational drug for people aged 21 and older. It is one of the most common central nervous system (CNS) depressants that people...

Wet Brain or Wernicke-Korsakoff: What Are the Signs & Symptoms ?

What is Wet Brain? When a person struggles with alcohol use disorder for a long time, they are at risk of developing several chronic conditions. One of these is colloquially...

Difference between a Hangover and Alcohol withdrawal

A Hangover from Too Much Alcohol Although feeling terrible after drinking too much is a commonly reported phenomenon with clear physical effects, the actual cause of a hangover is not understood...

Alcoholic Wet Brain Development

There are many short-term and long-term effects of alcohol use disorders. In the United States, 88,000 lives are lost each year to excessive alcohol use, which could be heavy drinking,...

The Alcohol Percentage Contents by Beverage Type

Consuming alcohol is legal in the majority of the U.S. for adults ages 21 and older. Alcohol is a beverage made from fermented grains or fruit, and it has been part...

Long Term Effects of Alcohol On The Body

In moderation, drinking alcohol is often used as a way for friends to spend time together and enjoy celebrations. However, when an individual becomes dependent on alcohol and indulges in...

What Is the Timeline for Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common in our culture. According to the Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 14.5 million people in the US have...

Alcohol and Pregnancy: The CDC Maintains the Two Don’t Mix

In the fall of last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made it clear in a report published in the journal Pediatrics that no amount of alcohol is considered...

Liquor Laws in the New Jersey ( Analyses )

Liquor laws The liquor laws of New Jersey have been called the most complex of all alcohol regulations in the United States. They’ve been called “outdated,” “past their shelf life,”...

The 7 Stages of Alcohol Intoxication

Alcohol Intoxication When a person consumes alcohol, the full effects may take some time to become apparent. Depending on a number of factors—including the amount consumed, the rate of consumption,...

What Are the 5 Types of Alcoholics?

It can be tempting to believe that alcoholism is the same, no matter who it affects. However, as noted by the National Institutes of Health, research in recent years has demonstrated...

The Distinction Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

Most people know that alcohol issues develop when people lose control over how much or how eagerly they drink. That lack of control defines and outlines an alcohol disorder. But...

The Similarities & Contrasts between Chronic & Functioning Alcoholics

The vast majority of Americans drink alcohol. In fact, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 86.8 percent of adults polled in 2013 admitted to drinking during their...

How to Quit Drinking Alcohol

With treatment and ongoing support, people with alcoholism can get better. Unfortunately, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says only 8.4 percent of adults with an alcohol use disorder get...

8 Things to Do Other than Drink on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the days of the year where the cultural habit is to celebrate by raising a glass – or 10. Unfortunately, rates of driving while...

Addiction Among Native Americans

In 2018, 6.9 million Americans identified themselves as American Indians or Alaska Natives (AI/AN), according to the U.S. Census.1 These individuals have faced numerous struggles, and when compared to other races...

Closing the Gap: Women Are Now Drinking Almost as Much as Men

In general, men have always drunk more than women when it comes to alcohol intake. While that is still the case, a recent study by researchers at the National Institute...

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