alcoholic neuropathy
November 22, 2021

Alcoholic Neuropathy: Symptoms and Treatment

Alcoholism (chronic alcohol use disorder) is associated with serious accidents, overdose, cancer, heart and liver disease, and weakened immune systems. Regular heavy drinking can also cause less life-threatening problems that run the spectrum from major disability to persistent nuisance. One example is alcoholic neuropathy, a variety of unpleasant symptoms...

what to drink instead of alcohol
June 11, 2021

What to Drink Instead of Alcohol

Your friends want you to go out with them, but you do not drink anymore. You have had a long day of work and would normally reach for what you considered a relaxing drink, but you don’t do that anymore either. Knowing what to drink instead of alcohol can...

December 9, 2020

Alcohol Use Disorder Affects the Brain

Alcohol is a caustic substance that can wreak havoc on the mind and body. Beer, spirits, and wine are the most commonly used and abused addictive substances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated 95,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually. The mind-altering substance is the third...

October 21, 2020

Fewer Young Adults Abuse Alcohol

Alcohol and marijuana are mind-altering substances that can significantly impact the course of one's life. Both are legal for adults to use, but they are not without their risks. Moreover, those who begin using at a young age are apt to experience a myriad of consequences.  Disordered drinking is one...

December 19, 2019

Global Disease Burden of Alcohol

With all the discussion in the news about illicit drug use, it can be easy to gloss over the dangers of legal, mind-altering substances. Alcohol, for instance, is embedded into not only the fabric of American culture but much of the western world. Experts estimate that drinking is responsible...

August 1, 2019

Binge Drinking Among Older Americans

Our focus in the field of addiction medicine is most often on young people. Stemming the tide of alcohol and substance use disorder is crucial to preventing men and women from having severe health problems later in life. It is vital to encourage individuals to ask for help when...

April 12, 2019

Binge Drinking in College is Common and Dangerous

In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, we would like to discuss college drinking. Individuals who drink too much at university are at a higher risk of drinking heavily after graduation. Provided however that alcohol use does not lead to their dropping out ahead of commencement.Writing for the Harvard University...

August 17, 2018

Binge Drinking Carries Significant Risks

Alcohol, the drug of choice of most Americans, is often considered to be safe, despite significant evidence to the contrary. It makes sense that people think the substance is benign, after all, you can purchase beer, liquor, and wine just about anywhere—in some places around the clock. Even young...

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