Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol Abuse’

For the casual drinker, it can be comforting to hear that a few glasses of wine each week can have health benefits. But promoting alcohol as “healthy” may be a bit of a stretch, especially for those who consume several drinks a day. Those who indulge at that level could be doing irreparable damage to […]

A Connecticut mom admits to regular feeding her preschooler beer and her infant daughter tests positive for beer and cocaine. Usually parents are concerned about finding ways to keep their children from drinking when they are underage, but a Connecticut mom recently pleaded guilty to charges the she forced her 4-year-old son to drink beer […]

A new invention is aimed at helping partygoers discover their drinks have been spiked – before it’s too late. Alcohol addiction or abuse seems like the biggest danger facing college students or young drinkers in bars, but spiked drinks are also a very real danger, particularly for young partygoers who may be tempted to let […]

Teens and college students are already abusing ADHD meds, but when you add alcohol into the mix, the dangers increase. Alcohol and prescription meds don’t mix, but often those who are already misusing ADHD drugs or painkillers, taking them recreationally, find it easy to add alcohol into the equation. The risks are even greater when […]

Those in stressful careers need to be even more vigilant about signs of alcohol or drug dependence. Addiction can happen to anyone in any profession, but some high-stress jobs can put you at higher risk. Law enforcement is one, dangerous jobs like the type of crab fishing featured on the show Deadliest Catch is another. […]

Alcoholism is a serious problem, but treatment can be tricky, too. Can a monthly injection help curb the urge to drink? Approximately 8 million adults in the United States are alcohol dependent. This chronic disease can lead to myriad health problems, including liver failure, but detoxing from alcohol abuse can be difficult and dangerous as […]

As we celebrate our country’s top leaders both past and present it’s worth taking a look at what they’ve done to help further the cause of substance abuse treatment. In the month we celebrate our presidents past and present in the United States, it seems only appropriate for those of us in the recovery community […]

There’s a new youth-friendly adult beverage that is sure to appeal to those under the legal drinking age. Will Adult Chocolate Milk lead to more drinking dangers? If it’s not one thing, it’s another. No sooner did the caffeine-laden alcoholic beverage Four Loko start receive negative attention for it’s popularity among teens and barely-legal twenty-somethings, […]

Alcoholism hurts the sense of smell

There are myriad health issues associated with alcoholism, including liver damage and heart disease. But there are also other lesser-known side effects that alcoholics can suffer. Alcoholism’s Effect on Smell Did you know that research has shown that chronic alcoholism can affect your sense of smell? Odor judgment, odor identification, odor sensitivity, and the ability […]