For decades, the standard medical approach to alcohol has been, “Alcohol consumption in moderation is OK.” However, recent findings suggest the standard should be revised. According to scientists, even one drink per day can be quite harmful.
A common view shared by many people who consume alcohol is that limited, conservative alcohol consumption poses zero risks to one’s physical health. However, a new study indicates that even just one alcoholic beverage per day can reduce brain size over time.
Our world has changed in the last few years, and along with those changes, patterns of alcohol consumption have shifted. But that shift may not be the one you expect.
Overindulging in alcohol in college has become so socially acceptable that it is almost seen as a right of passage into adulthood. The problem with normalizing binge drinking is that it doesn’t address the genuine dangers of overdrinking.
“Mom needs wine jokes“ aren’t funny and are actually doing more harm than good.
Even though Americans are aware that alcohol abuse is a problem in the U.S., the treatment gap is wider than ever. Reporting suggests that the gap recently went from 10% of alcohol addicts receiving treatment down to just 6%. What must be done to address this serious problem?
Not drinking may seem like a simple solution to someone on the outside but, it is much more complicated than that to someone with an alcohol problem. So what makes it so difficult to quit drinking? Several factors can make it a challenge for someone to stop drinking on their own; here are just a few.
Alcohol addiction. It is a crisis and an epidemic of a nationwide scale, one of the most underreported and insufficiently discussed public health problems in the United States. And sadly, even though treatment options do exist, fewer than 10% of alcohol addicts ever receive such treatment.