Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.
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.
What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?
Recent findings now reveal that women in America drink just as much alcohol as men do, effectively closing the traditional alcohol consumption gap that used to exist between women and men. Why has this occurred?
Though alcohol is legal for adults 21 and older, alcohol is not a safe or healthy substance to consume. Case in point, new research shows how a particular type of alcohol is particularly appealing to and dangerous for… underage drinkers.
Some people think they can use alcohol to go to sleep easier but there is a wealth of information revealing the truth: Alcohol consumption interferes with sleep. For a good night's sleep, low or no alcohol does the trick.
Though alcohol is widely accepted and its use is normalized in our society, there are several harsh truths about the substance that the American people must be made aware of.
Alcohol consumption has become a normal, accepted part of American society. Unfortunately, several myths about alcohol have cropped up along the way, leading people to believe things about alcohol that are not true.
Most people understand that consuming alcohol dulls the senses. What is less well known, however, is that drinking alcohol to excess can, over time, cause permanent damage to the senses.
When we create a culture that normalizes alcohol consumption to a point where about 85% of the adult population drinks, the stage is set for alcohol misuse and all of the harms that come with it. Research indicates that per capita alcohol consumption in a country is a crucial predictor of how much alcohol misuse will occur in that country. That’s why it’s important to look at both excessive drinking AND “normal” drinking.