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Why I Don't Drink Alcohol & How To Cut Back On Booze Without Being A Hermit
Share on Do you find at the end of a stressful day the first thing that you want to do is reach for a cold beer in the fridge or pop open that bottle of wine to unwind? Do you find that the first thing that you get handed at every work function, family gathering, or celebration is an alcoholic drink? I often get asked why I don’t drink alcohol. Many people assume it's a religious thing, or a discipline I adopted because…
Here's what happens to your mind and body when you stop drinking alcohol, according to a doctor
Throughout the 31 days of October, some people have decided to give up alcohol, which can have a positive impact on your mind and body.
How to Start the Conversation About Alcohol Treatment
Get tips for starting the conversation with a loved one about seeking alcohol treatment for a drinking problem.
Are your teens consuming Energy Drinks? What You Need to Know
Despite the warnings, energy drinks are still among the most commonly used dietary supplements in the United States. In fact, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “almost one-third of teens between 12 and 17 years drink them regularly.”
What Leads to Compulsive Alcohol Use?
Occasional binge drinking isn't uncommon, but around30 percent of all adults exposed to alcohol go on to engage in compulsive drinking behaviors despite adverse effects and consequences, a major feature of alcohol use disorder.
Why You Should Think Twice Before Consuming an Energy Drink
Thousands of people consume energy drinks on a regular basis. As the name suggests, these beverages are designed specifically to fight fatigue and increase energy drinks. They contain ingredients like caffeine and toluene to provide a pick-me-up boost of energy. While effective at boosting energy levels, though, these drinks could yield some harmful health effects.According to a recent study published in the medical journal CMAJ Open…
Energy Drinks may Cause Seizures, Heart Problems in Young Children. What Parents Must Know
Children may face adverse health effects such as seizures and heart problems after energy drinks consumption. Some of the energy drinks can include up to 400 milligrams of caffeine per can or bottle.
How One Family Made It Through Mom’s Addiction to Alcohol
Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab How One Family Made It Through Mom’s Addiction to Alcohol Posted on This September marks the 25th annual celebration of National Recovery Month The simplicity of this year’s theme—“Speak Up. Reach Out,” demonstrates the community’s continued effort to smash addiction’s stigma “Hi, I’m an alcoholic. But I still have a family, and love to play, and laugh, and feel valued. I’m no…
What Constitutes Alcohol Addiction?
There is a large difference between a social drinker and someone who is addicted to alcoholic beverages. Dr. Kevin Wandler discusses these differences and ho...
Alcohol Use Disorder: What Are the Signs That You Have a Problem?
Alcohol use is part of the American culture and its recreational landscape. For those vulnerable to addiction, casual drinking may become excessive, harmful consumption as social use transitions to alcohol use disorder.
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We've heard people joke that drinking kills brain cells, but is that really true? What kind of effect does heavy drinking have on the brain? How much does it really take to start affecting a person's
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New study explains why drinking alcohol causes the munchies: Mouse study finds consuming alcohol...
New research in mice suggests that a shared circuit in the brain could be one reason why heavy drinking and high-fat 'junk food' cravings go hand in hand.
How to Talk to Your Teenager About Drinking
The risks and detrimental effects of alcohol abuse by young adults under the age of 25 can have life-long consequences. In a recent survey, nearly 80% of 17-18 year olds had consumed alcohol, with over 47% of these 17-18 year olds using alcohol regularly. To help your young adult/teenager get the fullest from life, it…
10 Benefits Not Drinking Alcohol
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What's the Difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism?
Abusing alcohol doesn’t always lead to dependence, but the more you drink, the greater risk you have of crossing that invisible line into alcoholism.
How Bad Is Booze, Really? 6 Crazy Facts About Drinking Alcohol
Ever wondered how many calories you really consume every time you drink? Or how alcohol actually affects your nightly zzz’s? (Spoiler alert: it’s not the magic sleep aid you think.) We got to the bottom of boozing’s biggest urban legends. And don’t worry — it’s not all bad news. Drinking moderately comes with a wealth of health benefits, says Sam Zakhari, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of…