CategoryAlcoholism

Dealing With an Alcoholic Parent

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Dealing with any addict is difficult. Those fortunate enough never to have had to do so often underestimate how devious, manipulative, and ruthless they can be. Addiction changes people. Even the most loving and kind-hearted can transform into whiney, self-pitying monsters. Of course, when that monster is your parent, the pain is all the greater. And alcohol addiction is among the most dreadful...

Living With Alcoholism

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In 1751, the great satirical painter William Hogarth produced his famous engraving Gin Lane. At the centre of a crowded street, rife with drunkenness, an intoxicated woman allows her child to fall from her arms, hardly seeming to notice – or care. Gin had become something of a craze in 18th century London, and the consequences were dreadful. Yet, two and a half centuries later, alcoholism remains...

Sobering Research: Alcoholism More Life-Threatening Than Smoking

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In recent months, I’ve seen a number of studies that seem to indicate that smoking – as bad as we all know it is for us – may not be the “baddest” thing for us. In another HealthGuidance.org article (What Kills More People Worldwide Than Smoking?) I reported on research indicating that inactivity and living a sedentary lifestyle had now eclipsed smoking as a cause of death...

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment at Home

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Before you go any further, it needs to be stated emphatically that you should never try to treat alcohol poisoning at home without first consulting a medical professional. However, what many of us consider to be alcohol poisoning is, in reality, just having had too much to drink. Clinical alcohol poisoning means that your blood alcohol levels are high enough to cause serious damage to vital...

Differentiating Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence

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Moderate alcohol consumption by adults is normal, but abuse or alcohol dependence is a major problem. High alcohol intake disrupts the central nervous system and brain function. It affects perception, coordination and thinking. It also alters decision making process, increases aggression and reduces inhibitions. Those who abuse alcohol have higher probability than others to take greater risks...

Is Alcoholism Inherited?

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Alcoholism is a horrible and debilitating disease that claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year. No one is really sure what causes some people to develop this disease and others not to. However, there is some scientific data to suggest that alcoholism may in fact be hereditary in some cases. No matter what the cause of alcoholism, it is devastating to the person who suffers...

Signs and Symptoms of Long-Term Alcohol Abuse

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Alcoholism is a deadly disease which claims the lives on hundreds of thousands of people every year. This disease is characterized by a significant increase in a person’s tolerance for alcohol, thereby leading to dependency. These attributes are believed to play a major role in hindering an alcoholic’s ability to quit drinking. Unfortunately, alcoholism has many adverse effects and causes the...

How to Stop Cravings for Alcohol

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Sometimes detoxing is not the hardest part of kicking an alcohol habit. Often, the problem comes after treatment has been completed. This is when a person becomes wide open for those nasty cravings that can literally send him/her back into a bottomless pit. The problem with alcohol cravings is that they can hit you out of nowhere. It doesn’t matter if you are in a group of people having a great...

Drinking and Driving: A Deadly Combination!

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Scores of people fall prey to accidents caused by drunken drivers. In most states out there, drunken driving is refereed as DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Today, statistics reveal some alarming data about DUI. It’s reported that DUI cases occur every 45 minutes in the United States alone. The global death toll figures are also quite upsetting. It’s estimated that one person dies in some part...

What Teenagers Should Do When Dealing With Alcoholic Parents?

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Alcoholism has become a pervasive social disease since thousands of years ago, our ancestors started to get drunk since they found out that fruit juices that “go bad” can be intoxicating. Just like any disease, alcoholism should be handled by experts as if it is left unabated, can bring many bad effects psychologically and physically. If your parents drink too much, it’s none of your...

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