When some people drink, they get a deeply flushed face. Why? Their bodies can’t keep up with the toxic burden of alcohol so a dangerous by-product called acetaldehyde accumulates. Actually, this chemical is doing a lot more damage than making one’s face red.
Anyone who has ever drunk too much knows that alcohol has the power to make us feel lousy the next morning. Now, new research reveals that alcohol also has the ability to shred our DNA, leaving us more susceptible to some kinds of cancer.
What happens when a person who doesn’t want to drink is immersed in a culture where drinking is the norm and everyone present is expected to participate? Many people cave. This can also mean that a few people are going to lose their lives.
At any big family gathering, it seems like there’s so often one or more people who drink more than they should. With a little planning, fun alternatives can keep holiday guests so engaged they don’t have any interest in alcohol.
Do bartenders have enough training to prevent patrons from driving while intoxicated? Would mandatory training prevent more drunk driving deaths?
In Louisiana this fall, yet another young college student lost his life after being hazed by the fraternity he was pledging. This time the victim was 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman at Louisiana State University.
Alcohol or drugs—which is more destructive of human life? You might be surprised. The World Health Organization reports on the vast wreckage of alcohol overconsumption.
Kenneka Jenkins went to a party at an Illinois hotel with a group of friends. But because this underage woman got drunk with those friends, she never made it home.
A new research project into the drinking habits of Americans reveals that a higher number of us than previously thought are harming ourselves with alcohol consumption. According to this project, alcoholism increased a startling 49% between 2000 and 2010.
The newest trend in addiction recovery is the widespread support for use of medications in rehab programs. Are the risks of drugs used to treat alcoholism really necessary when drug-free alternatives exist?