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...

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 Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

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One unit of alcohol is roughly the equivalent of half a beer or most of a small glass of wine. This is the main measurement used for alcohol consumption, and usefully makes it easy to calculate roughly how much alcohol is in your blood at any time. As a general rule, one unit of alcohol takes one hour to leave the blood and two units take two hours etc. However this number will vary dependent on...

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol in Your Career

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The abuse and use of drugs and alcohol can pose serious health problems; some more serious than you would ever think. Drug and alcohol abuse are big problems for everyone involved. Families can be destroyed and careers greatly damaged. Injury or death may even result from the effects of addiction. The bad effects of drugs and alcohol will lead to a downward path to your career. The Negative...

Best Measures to Deal With Alcoholism

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Alcoholism is a life threatening disease. This addiction is responsible for ruining many lives and happy families. It’s more like a handcuff situation for the victim with little or no control over the particular addiction. Getting rid of alcoholism can be a daunting task, however, not an impossible achievement. Alcoholism mainly occurs when a person is not able to control his or her carvings for...

Alcoholism Stages – 3 Stages of Alcoholism You Should Know

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Alcoholism stages can be categorized into three stages of alcoholism – early stage, middle stage and end stage alcoholism or late stage alcoholism. Alcoholism stages generally take years to develop. Alcoholism is a disease where alcoholic beverage consumption is at a level that interferes with physical or mental health, and negatively impacts social, family or occupational responsibilities...

Alcohol Abuse Effects – 5 Physical Effects of Alcohol Abuse

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Alcohol abuse effects can be far-reaching and devastating. The effects of alcohol abuse not only have consequences for the drinker but those around her or him as well. Alcohol abuse effects can be both psychological and physical. Alcohol consumption causes changes in behavior. The physical effects of alcohol abuse can be experienced with as little as one or two drinks. Impaired judgment and...

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