ALCOHOL

Karen in Alcohol
January 31, 2019

Slow-Onset Alcohol Deaths, Overlooked by Media and Activists Alike

Excessive alcohol consumption is killing more people than drug overdoses, but you see almost nothing about this problem in the headlines. We take a closer look at the depth of this challenge to social and individual health.

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Ren in Alcohol
January 5, 2019

New Study Reveals Staggering Costs of Alcohol’s Effects During Pregnancy

Alcohol use during pregnancy damages millions of children and costs hundreds of billions of dollars but this harm is almost completely overlooked by the media and health organizations.

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Karen in Alcohol
December 12, 2018

Will “Normalizing” Alcohol Use Among Women Create More Problem Drinkers?

It’s not hard to see plenty of signs that alcohol consumption —even excessive consumption—among women is being normalized. Taken one at a time, these signs may not be startling. But step back and look at the bigger picture and things look a little more sinister.

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Karen in Alcohol
November 30, 2018

What Alcohol Advertisements Won’t Ever Tell You

Alcohol ads make drinking look like a lot of fun or a sure way to attract the opposite sex. But if you think about it for a minute, that might not be all of the story. If you watch any kind of cable or broadcast television, you’ve seen ads for alcohol.

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Ren in Alcohol
November 21, 2018

How Alcohol Use Affects One’s Body

It does not take a wise man or woman to know that alcohol is a more or less unhealthy substance and that drinking too much of it can have a very harmful effect on the human body.

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Ren in Alcohol
November 10, 2018

Alcohol—The Most Addictive Drug in the World

When people hear that alcohol is the most addictive drug in the world, their instantaneous response is usually one of disbelief. Most people do not believe this to be true, because after all, everyone drinks, right? Certainly, except for perhaps cigarettes, and maybe sugar or coffee, alcohol is the most commonly used substance that could be considered to be addictive.

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Karen 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 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 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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