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Alcohol

When do I seek help?

Addiction is a growing problem in society, and with the growth of both prescription medicine and street drugs, it’s become an even more daunting problem in society. For those who use substances or alcohol frequently, it’s often hard to discern if you truly need to “get help.” Here are some important questions you should ask… Read More

How does detoxification work?

It seems counterintuitive to give drugs to people suffering from substance addiction, but this is often necessary to ensure the patient’s safety. Withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that it results in seizures, hyper-excitability, cessation of breathing, and sometimes death. Delirium tremens is said in the medical community to describe severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms that… Read More

What are benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines (benzos for short) used to be called “mild or minor tranquilizers.” They’re typically prescribed to patients who suffer from anxiety disorders, and are a classification of drugs that include Xanax, Valium, and Librium. Rohypnol, although not legal in the United States, is also considered a benzodiazepine that is colloquially known as a “date-rape drug”… Read More

Why does alcohol change behavior?

Alcohol is known throughout society to cause “disinhibition,” in which a person’s feelings and thoughts are no longer under the same amount of restraint as they used to be. The cortex, which is considered the “responsible” or “thoughtful” part of the brain, shows less activity when inebriated. More specifically, the frontal cortex, which is responsible… Read More

How does your body handle alcohol?

Though some people argue that alcohol is not a true “drug” due to its legality and its characterization as a food item, alcohol is certainly a psychoactive substance that alters the functioning of the body. In large doses, alcohol has harmful and toxic effects. The alcohol molecule (or ethanol molecule) is a small one. Because… Read More

What is binge drinking?

Binge drinking is characterized by consumption of a large amount of alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. Typically, clinicians and medical practitioners define one episode of binge drinking as five drinks for males, and four drinks for females in one episode. Despite the fact that the drinker may not be considered “drunk” or… Read More

How does your body handle alcohol?

Though some people argue that alcohol is not a true “drug”, due to its legal status, alcohol is certainly a psychoactive substance that alters the functioning of the mind and body. In large doses, alcohol has long-term harmful and toxic effects. The alcohol molecule (or ethanol molecule) is a small one. Because it’s so small,… Read More

What is binge drinking?

Binge drinking is characterized by consumption of a large amount of alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one episode of binge drinking is defined as five drinks for males, and four drinks for females in one single setting. Despite the fact that the drinker… Read More

How Enabling Allows Addiction to Continue​

More than 20 million people are addicted to alcohol, drugs or other addictions process such as gambling, sex or shopping. Most addicts refuse to go to a treatment because their relatives, friends, and other people they know are enabling them to continue to use alcohol and drugs which cripples them from recovering from their addiction. Read… Read More

Can Alcohol Reduce Anxiety & Depression?

Alcohol can help temporarily decrease anxious and depressed feelings. However, the problem with alcohol is that those peaceful feelings tend to fade and anxiety or depression actually worsens over time. Each person’s reaction to alcohol is different. For some, it may only take a few hours for their mood to plummet while others may notice an… Read More

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