Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholism’

We’ve all seen people who take tanning too far, but does this sun-worshipping behavior constitute an addiction? A new study suggests ritual tanning could become abuse on the same level as alcoholism. A standard testing tool used to identify a “substance-related disorder” (SRD) or problem drinking was applied to the tanning practices of college students, […]

Former KC & the Sunshine Band member was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for sexual conduct with minor boys, blaming the incidents on alcohol use. A former member of the ‘70s group KC and the Sunshine Band was sentenced in Ohio to seven years in prison for sex charges involving teen boys, a […]

Death of singer’s dad reminds us that help is only helpful if someone is ready to make a change. British singer James Morrison, famous for the hit “You Give Me Something,” is said to be devastated by the recent death of his father, Paul Catchpole. According to an inquest held on Dec. 6, 2010, The […]

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 […]

Do hypoglycemia and alcoholism go together? If so, what can we learn from both that might help combat these deadly diseases? After years of wondering, experts are now acknowledging a correlation between blood sugar and excessive drinking. “There is no question that a great majority of alcoholics suffer from chronic low blood sugar,” says Dr. […]

Heading back to campus can expose teens and young adults to many substance-related dangers, including alcohol poisoning. It’s back-to-school time and that means new or returning dangers facing your kids. Binge drinking is at near epidemic proportions among college students, with drinking starting earlier and earlier. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ( […]

For many struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it can be hard to imagine getting back to leading a productive, fulfilling life. Ted Kennedy proved it can be done. The news was recently flooded with coverage of Senator Ted Kennedy’s death after a long battle with brain cancer. They talked about his famous family […]

Blue eyes or a talent for sports can be genetically transmitted, but a predisposition for depression, drug abuse or alcoholism can also be passed through the genes. Genetics aren’t inherently good or bad. We are a complex mix of those who went before us, including many good and not-so-good traits. You may love that you […]