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Gender Differences Alcohol Metabolism
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Gender Differences in Alcohol Metabolism

Alcohol can have several different effects on the mind and body, varying from one person to the next. The experience of alcohol within the body relies on body composition, hormones, and neurochemicals. Alcohol can manipulate the body to create…
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List of Diseases Caused by Alcohol

It’s often easy to forget that alcohol is toxic whether or not consumed regularly. Although alcohol is one of the most addictive substances available, it’s hardly considered as dangerous as drugs like heroin or fentanyl. But it is. Every…
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Gabapentin and Alcohol

Americans are taking more prescription pills than ever before and more than people in any other country. A survey by Consumer Reports finds that around 55% of Americans are taking prescription medications. Pill habits alone can produce harmful…
when is addiction treatment needed
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Do I Need Alcohol Rehab?

Treatment for alcohol use may be needed if drinking has become problematic. One thing is certain: uncontrollable use of alcohol drastically impacts health and the quality of life. However, it’s not always easy to identify when to reach out…
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Physical Signs of Alcoholism

Most of us think that alcohol problems are reserved for those who get up in the morning and start drinking. However, it’s usually not the case. Alcohol dependency, or alcoholism, is a slippery slope but often doesn’t occur overnight. For…
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Quitting Alcohol Cured My Anxiety

It’s not unusual for people to use alcohol to alleviate anxiety. However, the relationship between anxiety and alcohol use disorder can become a dangerous, self-perpetuating cycle. Scientific research reveals how habitual drinking amplifies…
how much alcohol is too much

How Much Alcohol is Safe to Drink Daily?

It seems that there’s a study released each week that touts the health benefits of alcoholic beverages. Let’s toast to our good health, right? Not quite. Unfortunately, it turns out that even moderate levels of drinking can have a lasting…
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Effects of Drinking 12 Beers a Day

​If beer is the alcohol of choice, it’s easy to assume that alcohol abuse is not possible. For many, drinking beer is associated with hanging out with friends and relaxing. Typically, having a few beers, even as a nightly ritual, doesn’t…
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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much In One Night?

Alcohol is more than a substance used on special occasions. Alongside parties and weekends out, it's frequently used to relax and self-medicate in some cases.  American culture is tethered to alcohol and the depths to which we experience…
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What is Alcoholism?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), on average, Americans consume roughly 1.35 alcoholic drinks per day, 9.5 drinks per week, and 494 drinks per year. For most families, consuming alcohol is a regular…