ALCOHOL

Karen Hadley in Alcohol
August 1, 2018

Let’s Not Trust the Alcohol Industry to Tell Us Alcohol is Healthy!

While the American public was busy with other matters, the alcoholic beverage industry and certain scientists conspired to prove that alcohol consumption improves health, ignoring existing science showing a definite connection between alcohol and cancer, among other problems.

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Karen Hadley in Alcohol
June 21, 2018

Young Binge-Drinking Women Could Damage their Bones for Life

A new study on the effects of binge drinking has revealed a new and lasting danger associated with this activity. Binge drinking during one’s younger years has been shown to have a permanently damaging effect on the strength of a woman’s bones.

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Karen Hadley in Alcohol
June 12, 2018

The True Cost of that Drink in Your Hand

Imagine you go to a popular bar with friends on a Saturday night. That night, thousands of drinks will be served, some to people drinking excessively. You might not realize that every American is paying several hundred dollars a year for that excessive consumption of alcohol.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Alcohol
June 10, 2018

How to Treat Alcoholism

Unfortunately, from the viewpoint of treatment, alcoholism has as one of its characteristics that the drinker will almost always deny that he has an alcohol problem.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Alcohol
May 16, 2018

Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

The options for alcohol addiction treatment vary hugely, from the prescription of drugs that are intended to make a person sick if they drink, to a continuous course of hundreds of meetings at support groups.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Alcohol
May 15, 2018

Are Opiate Replacement Drugs Being Recommended to Treat Alcoholism

Can opiate replacement drugs be used to treat alcoholism, and just as importantly, should they? The New York Times published an article which weighed in on these issues, “ Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds .

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Sue Birkenshaw in Alcohol
April 29, 2018

Could LSD be Offered as a Treatment for Alcoholism?

Is That Even a Good Idea? Those trying to overcome alcoholism may struggle with this problem for years before they find the right treatment to help end the battle. But along the way, they could encounter treatment that does more damage than the disease.

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Karen Hadley in Alcohol
April 24, 2018

Alcohol and Its Ties to Injuries, Suicide, and Violence

We all want an enjoyable world to live in, one in which we feel free to plan our futures. Too many people fail to realize that for millions, alcohol is ruining any possibility of a pleasant, enjoyable future.

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Karen Hadley in Alcohol
March 28, 2018

This is Your Brain on Alcohol and It’s Not Pretty

You may remember a drug prevention public service announcement from the 1980s, “This is Your Brain on Drugs.” A new study makes it clear that it’s not just drugs that can have a serious damaging effect on your brain. It’s also alcohol.

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Karen Hadley in Alcohol
March 21, 2018

“Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities” — Realistic or Overly Optimistic?

When people talk about reducing the harm done by alcohol or drugs, there always seems to an assumption that some people are always going to use these substances harmfully. No matter what you do, some people will die in the driver’s seat after leaving the bar or some young people will accidentally overdose on painkillers. That’s why I found it so refreshing that one group is on a mission to reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths to zero.

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