ALCOHOL

Karen in Alcohol
September 22, 2017

Do Americans Need to Put Down the Bottle?

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.

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Karen in Alcohol
July 30, 2017

Drugging Alcoholics in Recovery: Is it Really a Good Idea?

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?

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Karen in Alcohol
July 10, 2017

Family of Nelsan Ellis Shares His Story: Withdrawal from Alcohol Caused his Death

Two days after actor Nelsan Ellis’ death, his family shared the cause of their loss: Nelsan was trying to withdraw from heavy alcohol consumption all on his own.

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Erica in Alcohol
June 7, 2017

5 Ways Alcohol Is Destroying Your Body

Drinking alcohol is a past time many people enjoy and it even has some health benefits. However, when abuse of alcohol occurs, it can cause major and irreparable damage to the body and overall health.

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Karen in Alcohol
May 6, 2017

Penn State: Alcoholic Fraternity Hazing Destroys Dozens of Lives in One Night

It’s no secret that fraternity or sorority initiation events sometimes end in some young adults drinking to drunkenness or even blackout. At Penn State, one of these nights destroyed the lives of many young men who were present, all of their families and ended the life of one of their pledges.

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Karen in Alcohol
May 2, 2017

In Whiteclay, Nebraska, A Sigh of Relief as Beer Stores Close

Four liquor stores in Whiteclay, NE (population 14) have been selling 4 million beers each year. The most severe effects have been felt on the adjacent Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where possession of alcohol is illegal. But now, those stores are shuttered.

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Karen in Alcohol
February 26, 2017

Are There Any Good Reasons to Drink Alcohol?

A couple of intense news articles in a row raised a question in my mind – is there any good reason to drink alcohol? Is it is a defensible practice? A quick examination of the possible health risks and benefits was revealing.

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Karen in Alcohol
December 26, 2016

Hosting a New Year’s Party? 10 Tips for Getting Everyone Home Safely

So you’re having people over for New Year’s! That’s great! Have fun! And also make sure everyone makes it home safely afterward. Now more than ever, our society is holding hosts and drinking establishments responsible for the safety of guests and patrons.

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Karen in Alcohol
December 14, 2016

Want to Lower Chances of Cancer? Skip the Alcohol

A new study has reinforced earlier research that alcohol is associated with increased risk of cancer. While the alcohol-cancer connection has been made before, this study was the first one to associate melanoma (skin cancer) with alcohol intake.

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