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Category: Alcohol Addiction

Driving Under the Influence – New and Improved Roadside Tests

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Traffic fatalities as a result of drug and alcohol use have unfortunately increased according to the presidential proclamation. “Last year, preventable alcohol-related driving fatalities accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities,” says the president’s report. With the holiday season upon us, and festive gatherings filling out everyone’s […]

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The Public Health Crisis of Addiction: Surgeon General’s Historic Step Forward

For the past 65 years, the American court and prison system is where the majority of people struggling with substance abuse and addiction end up. Of the nation’s 2.3 million prison inmates, more than half – 65 percent or 1.5 million – meet the medical criteria for substance use disorder and addiction, reports the National […]

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The 27 Club – A Tragic Tour of Famous People That Died Too Young

It’s an eerie coincidence that so many talented musicians and artists lost their lives at the age of 27, a phenomenon dubbed The 27 Club. Set aside the various conspiracy theories about the unenviable club’s membership and the unfortunate realities, in some of the cases, are the treatable diseases of addiction and mental health conditions. […]

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Are Wet Houses for Alcoholics a Smart Approach to Alcoholism?

Wet Houses are residential housing facilities for homeless people suffering from chronic alcoholism. Unlike other shelters that require residents to attend addiction treatment, stay sober and adhere to strict curfews, tenants at these harm reduction shelters can drink as much alcohol as they want. In some cases, residents even receive a small monthly stipend – […]

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Drunk Driving Simulator – DUI Prevention in the Age of Technology

Astronauts and would-be pilots use flight simulators to develop and hone their skills for the real thing. Neurologists have the ability to digitally map a person’s brain and perform a simulated surgery in an effort to predict likely outcomes. Now, thanks to Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Program (DSFL), newly minted teenage drivers can get […]

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‘Drunkorexia’ is Trending on College Campuses Across the Country

As millennials head off to college, the media has focused on this generation’s alleged narcissistic tendencies, with Time Magazine going so far as to title a cover article about them, “The Me Me Me Genaration.” It goes on to say they are “lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.” A National Institutes of […]

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What are the Dangers of Mixing ETOH with Other Drugs?

Seventy-one percent of adults in the United States enjoy an alcoholic beverage on occasion according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The vast majority of them do not suffer from dependence or addiction. A study by the Mayo Clinic however, found that an almost equal number of adults – 70 percent […]

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Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism – They’re not the Same Problem

Most people assume that anyone who regularly drinks too much is either alcohol dependent or an alcoholic. This is a widely held belief for a number of complex and culturally engrained reasons that there’s simply not enough time to parse out at the moment. In an interesting twist, new research suggests that most heavy drinkers […]

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The “No-Go” Neuron That Tells People to Stop Drinking Alcohol

For many people, the dividing line between casual, social drinking, and alcoholism is the ability to stop consuming alcohol before it becomes too much. Addiction experts might suggest that’s an oversimplified version of addiction and they’d be right. There are other factors, such as genetic predisposition or neurochemical imbalances, which play a large role in […]

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Thinking About Giving Up Alcohol? Here’s What to Expect

A certain percentage of people that consume alcohol on a regular basis never develop alcoholism. This is sometimes a frustrating fact for individuals in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. However, just because a person can drink alcohol without getting addicted does not mean it’s a healthy lifestyle choice. Consistent alcohol consumption leads to a […]

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