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A Review: The Stages of Alcoholism and Alcoholic Subtypes

By | 2018-02-15T04:39:36+00:00 February 11th, 2018|

       The four stages of alcoholism and the five alcoholic subtypes are scientific definitions that are proven to be true. The stages describe the way that alcoholism progresses in an individual, and the subtypes give a kind of bird’s eye view of different categories of alcoholics. In this article, we will cover both topics, as well as some of the cultural myths and stereotypes surrounding the reality of alcoholism. The Four Stages of Alcoholism        When we think of alcoholism, the picture that springs to mind is often the ailing [...]

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Preventable Tragedy

By | 2018-02-07T02:26:45+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or FAS, is often overlooked when people discuss the consequences of drinking. Alcohol addiction has devastating consequences for individuals. However, alcohol abuse can also have dramatic and tragic consequences for the most vulnerable elements of society: babies. One of the most severe results of using and abusing alcohol while pregnant is fetal alcohol syndrome or FAS. Most people learn about FAS in health class. However, this education is usually cursory at best. It mostly consists of tragic fetal alcohol syndrome pictures and squeezed into a general message about why alcoholism is [...]

EtoH Withdrawal: The Latest Science and Medical Techniques to Safely Manage Alcohol Detoxification

By | 2018-02-01T04:38:39+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Ethanol – medically abbreviated as EtOH and also known as drinking alcohol – is a severely-addictive substance that, when chronically and heavily abused, causes profound changes in the physical and chemical structure of the brain. Consequently, alcohol detoxification must be closely supervised to be either safe or effective. Why Is Quitting Alcohol So Dangerous? Over time, the user’s brain becomes accustomed to the presence of EtOH and adapts. As a result, the person becomes physically dependent on alcohol. In other words, they lose the ability to even nominally function when [...]

53 Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Abuse

By | 2018-01-04T06:30:16+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

Have you ever really thought about the numerous health problems that can result from long-term or heavy alcohol abuse? Here is an eye-opening examination of how chronic alcoholism can have serious – and perhaps permanent – consequences to your physical and mental health. In his book, Pilgrims, the Reverend Cecil Newell wrote, “Far more people have had their health destroyed by intemperate drinking than those whose health has benefited from it… And sadly, the damage people do to themselves also affects others in a very serious way.” Alcohol Abuse and [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

By | 2017-12-04T18:52:27+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Alcohol poisoning is the number one killer nobody seems to be wary of. After all, there’ve been substantial increases in alcohol use and high-risk drinking in the U.S. This worrisome trend is prevalent among adults, underage drinkers, and even pregnant women. Drink abusers don’t realize that, at any moment, they could lose their lives. In the quest to socialize and have fun, people are drinking more than is advisable. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate drinking is the healthier choice. It involves women taking only one alcoholic drink a day, while men [...]

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 [...]

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