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Wrestling Legend Ric Flair Opens Up About Alcoholism

By | 2017-11-20T05:57:17+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

Recently, Pro Wrestling legend Ric Flair experienced a severe health emergency. But what you may not know is his problems were caused by years of heavy drinking. Now recovering, the 68-year-old “Nature Boy” is talking about his past boozing, saying, “I’ll never drink again. I never want to go through this again.” Let’s take a look at Ric Flair’s self-admitted drinking habits and see how they might relate to anyone. Binge-Drinking: “It Was Just a Way of Life” “But as soon as work was over, I went right to the [...]

The Meaning Of Blackout Drinking: A Normal Experience or a Sign of Trouble?

By | 2017-11-10T06:06:57+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Being blackout drunk is considered normal for several reasons. Lots of comedy movies feature main characters blacking out and having fun. Some examples include multi-million dollar hits like Superbad and The Hangover. College culture and binge drinking often go hand in hand, too. If blacking out is a regular occurrence among peers, it may seem harmless. Between frat parties and off-campus get-togethers, it seems that heavy drinking is pretty normal. The truth is that blackout drinking isn’t about funny moments or bonding with friends. Blackouts can be a sign of trouble. This makes it [...]

How Life Changing Liver Transplant Rules are Being Changed for Addicts

By | 2017-11-05T03:29:39+00:00 November 4th, 2017|

Some people have views about alcoholics and whether they should receive liver transplants or not. Many of these views are based on little knowledge on the real facts of alcoholism and liver transplants. On a case by case basis, it’s hard to deny anyone lifesaving surgery. The reality is, that’s what the decision makers for liver transplants have been doing. Alcoholics have been denied their right to receiving liver transplants for years. The liver transplant waiting list by state will demonstrate why the guidelines are so strict on who should receive the procedure. The [...]

Heavy Drinking is on the Rise: Why Alcoholism Risk is Still Increasing in 2017

By | 2017-11-05T01:06:32+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

According to the NIAAA, alcoholism is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States across all age ranges and socio-demographics. Unfortunately, over the past ten years, the death toll and bleak statistics associated with this disease have been on the rise—almost uniformly across all ages, sexes, and social classes. Alcoholism may be the new “in-vogue” disease. We see it glorified everywhere: by our favorite stars in the movies and on television, in magazine ads, and advertisements for drink specials on the marquees of lascivious cocktail lounges. It is no wonder that [...]

Early Detection: Spotting Alcoholism Symptoms Before You Lose Control

By | 2017-10-09T21:48:07+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

Alcohol consumption is, for many people, a deeply ingrained part of modern life. A drink after work, a few more after dinner, and a number on the weekends is the status quo for a good chunk of Americans. But when that pattern of behavior becomes absolutely necessary, that’s when it’s turned from casual drinking into alcoholism. This problem is on the rise too. In fact, studies show that alcoholism has risen by 166% in 2012-2013 (30 million people) compared to 2001-2002 (18 million). That’s why it’s critical that you know the signs and symptoms [...]

Alcoholic Neuropathy: The Hidden Alcoholism Effect That Can Last a Lifetime

By | 2017-10-09T18:20:50+00:00 October 5th, 2017|

We’ve all heard the devastating effects of alcohol dependence on the body and the mind. Cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, mouth and throat cancers, hepatitis – these are just some of this disorder’s risks. One of the lesser-known effects, however, is alcoholic neuropathy, a damaging of the nerve cells that can cause pain, burning sensations, numbness, and a variety of other problems as well. And these can be permanent. And as with most diseases, spotting the signs early is absolutely key to mitigating its harmful effects. So, before you have another drink, you may [...]

9 Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

By | 2017-09-25T15:19:59+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Alcohol poisoning is a serious yet avoidable issue that kills at least 6 people per day in the United States alone. So what are you doing about it? It usually starts as a casual night out with friends. Everyone goes out to dinner then decides to take it to the bar. Maybe you have some friends over for beers and mixed drinks during the big game of the season. Or perhaps it’s a frat party at a college campus. Regardless of how the stage is set, the possible result is terrifyingly similar: death from alcohol [...]

Diane Schuler’s Hidden Life: When Functional Addiction Turns to Tragedy

By | 2017-09-25T14:36:07+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

What comes to mind when you hear the world ‘alcohol’? More likely than not, a specific stereotype enters your mind’s eye: an office worker who adds whiskey to their coffee in the morning, a parent who drinks a twelve pack of beer every night, a college student who comes to class drunk at least a couple times each week. But what about a successful media executive and devoted mother? This is how Diane Schuler’s life and death shows that functional addiction can quickly turn into a tragedy. Alcoholism Does Not Always Look the Same This [...]

Gone too Soon: Alcohol Withdrawal Linked to Nelsan Ellis’s Death at Age 38

By | 2017-09-08T03:18:00+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

In the United States, alcohol is linked to almost 90,000 deaths every single year – and now alcohol withdrawal is linked to Nelsan Ellis’s death at the young age of 38. Best known for his portrayal of Lafayette on HBO’s True Blood, Ellis passed away just a few short weeks ago. According to a statement released by his family, Ellis suffered from a substance use disorder for years. He had attended several different rehab programs, but early in July he tried withdrawing from alcohol on his own. What is the Risk of Alcohol Withdrawal? During [...]

What Brad Pitt Teaches Us About Functional Alcoholism

By | 2017-09-05T20:41:05+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

When Brad Pitt recently did an interview for GQ magazine, he confirmed that one of the factors that contributed to the demise of his marriage to Angelina Jolie was his drinking. In doing so, he highlights an increasingly-common problem in America – functional alcoholism. A Golden Public Life and a Dark Private Life From the outside, Brad Pitt lives an enviable life of fame, fortune, glamour, and accomplishment – he is an award-winning actor, producer, and humanitarian. He is an international sex symbol and is married to one of the most beautiful women in [...]

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