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Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack vs. Heart Attack

Though panic attacks, anxiety attacks and heart attacks are three very different things, it’s not always easy to discern the sometimes subtle differences in symptoms while in the midst of any one of these events. Seek immediate medical attention when experiencing sudden chest pain that spreads to other parts of the body, such as the […]




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Dry Drunk Syndrome : Sobriety Without the Relief of Recovery

Bodily injuries often require physical therapy during and after the healing process. The benefits of rehab are that a person experiences less pain, gets back some or all of their mobility and avoids further complications down the road. Forgoing physical therapy increases the risk of further injury. The same can be said about recovering from […]




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Sober Curious? A Hangover-free Lifestyle That’s Quickly Gaining Ground With All Ages

America’s booze-consuming culture is almost impossible to avoid. There are after-work drinks, drinks at professional networking events, drinks at office parties, drinks at regular parties, drinks with friends, drinks with family, drinks on a date, drinks before dinner, after-dinner drinks, drinks __________ (fill in the blank). There is now, however, a growing movement of “Sober […]




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SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use

The prevalence of addiction in the United States, from tobacco use to alcoholism, and the opioid epidemic to other illicit drug abuse, takes a costly toll on the nation’s physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates the price of substance abuse-related issues, such as lost work productivity, crime and […]




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Utah Lowers Blood Alcohol Content Level (BAC) for Drivers to 0.05 – Will Other States Follow Their Lead?

With some of the nation’s strictest alcohol laws already on the books, Utah doubles down by lowering the threshold for motorists that can be charged with driving while under the influence. On December 30, 2018, HB155 went into effect, decreasing the legal blood alcohol level (BAC) for drivers from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What […]




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How Does Alcohol Affect Aging? A Quick Guide to the Damage Caused by Excessive Drinking

Americans are drinking less alcohol than before, according to a 2018 survey. However, the sale of spirits – beer, wine, and liquor – increased by just over 5 percent during the same period. The industry report also notes that consumers 60 years and older are at least partially responsible for the increase in alcohol sales. […]




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Marijuana Beer? Breweries are Betting Big on CBD & THC-Infused Beverages

The sale and use of recreational marijuana in the United States, as of 2018, is legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia (DC). In total, 33 states allow for legal consumption – medicinal or recreational marijuana – in some regulated form or fashion. Despite the federal government’s Schedule I classification of the leafy […]




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Alcohol and Antibiotics: A Problem Combination?

One of the most serious public health challenges in the world is the over-prescribing of antibiotics. Data suggests that general practitioners are the biggest culprits, writing 90 percent of the prescriptions for respiratory tract infections and unwittingly creating a population that’s resistant to even some of the strongest, most effective antibiotics. As a result, the […]




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Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker [and 12 Other Myths and Facts About Alcohol]

Most adults have probably heard this saying. Call it a bit of “collegiate wisdom,” the myth that drinking “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, but beer before liquor, you’ve never been sicker.” Maybe the slightest whiff of truth in this urban legend is that most people drink beer slower than they do liquor. As […]




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Alcohol Use and Dementia: New Study Links Heavy Drinking to Early-Onset Dementia

A five year study published in March, concluded that heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder are the main contributors to brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and early-onset dementia. Releasing their data in The Lancet Public Health journal, researchers conducted the study from 2008 to 2013 and report that alcohol abuse is the most […]




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