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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400Alcoholism, generally known as addiction to alcohol or alcoholism isn't any different from any other substance abuse and until handled timely, it may result in serious damage to one's health. The effects of long-term alcohol abuse are well known and these complications affect not just drinkers, but their closest people also. Treating alcohol addiction with the help of certain medications has proven extremely helpful, but has to be coupled with other treatment in order to ensure abstinence.
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400It seems that liquor is not a friend of your pancreas. A new study found that drinking just one measure of spirits increases the risk of acute pancreatitis. The winners in this study are wine and beer, which appear not to have the same effect. In the interest of boosting health knowledge and staying on top of the frequent alcohol-related health news, let's dive in a little deeper.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Although most people think that alcoholics are the same as problem drinkers, the primary distinction between the two is the issue of control. Alcoholics lose the ability to control their drinking while problem drinkers can stop at any time. The real difference is that the alcoholic has an actual physiological dependence.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400It may be easy for some people to realize that they are abusing alcohol, as evidenced by hangovers, work problems, and the deterioration of relationships due to drinking too much, those same people may find it hard to tell if they are actual alcoholics. If you or someone you love is worried about a drinking problem, perhaps it is time to ask yourself some difficult questions regarding whether or not you are an alcoholic.
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400According the NCADD, alcoholism is considered to be a disease and has genetic, social and environmental elements that can both effect and influence its development. Like many other diseases, alcoholism is progressive and can be deadly. Having been deemed as a physiological disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1956, alcoholism remains a continuing threat to the society. In the same way other diseases can be long-term and progressive; alcoholics remain vulnerable to the same characteristics. It has been noted that alcoholism, in serious cases, can lead to death.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400Highlights the dangerous effects that alcohol can have on the physical human body but also the larger societal impact it can have on the community at large, also makes a case that the responsible service of alcohol should be carried out by people in service positions so as to minimize the harmful effects of alcohol.
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Have you ever wondered why some people struggle with alcohol and abuse, while others seem to be able to drink "normally"? The World Health Organization estimates that roughly 140 million people around the world struggle with alcohol and abuse. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 17.
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Methylphenidate (MPH) is a central nervous system stimulant, which affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Hence, this is used in the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperacitivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, lethargy, obesity, and other psychiatric disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400You have often seen people drink heavily in pubs, hotels, and night clubs, bars or any other such places. They drink to the point where there remain no need to consume any other food as they fully boozed out. In that case the alcohol or liquor comes in reaction with the acidic matters present in the stomach area and cause poisoning. This is called the alcohol poisoning in general.