ALCOHOL ABUSE

Alcohol Addiction and Mortality Rates Have Soared Since Pandemic

Alcohol addiction and alcohol-related deaths have increased dramatically in recent years. Today, alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. Yet, unlike the opioid epidemic, alcohol misuse receives little attention. It’s time to recognize alcohol-related harm for what it is, an epidemic.

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Editorial Staff in Health risks
July 14, 2022

Alcohol, Heat and Dehydration: Another Reason to Keep the Alcohol Away this Summer

Heat + alcohol = trouble. Hot summer days lead to fluid loss through sweat, while alcohol consumption causes fluid loss through increased urination and other factors. Combined, the two quickly lead to dehydration and heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Julie in Alcohol Abuse
December 8, 2021

Mommy Wine Culture is Still Destroying Lives One Meme at A Time

“Mom needs wine jokes“ aren’t funny and are actually doing more harm than good.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
November 5, 2021

Awareness of Alcohol Addiction Soars, But Treatment Does Not

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?

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Julie in Alcohol Abuse
November 4, 2021

Why It Is So Hard To Quit Drinking

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.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
October 22, 2021

Are Drug and Alcohol Addiction Fatalities the Next American Epidemic?

Words and terms like “epidemic,” “pandemic,” and “national health emergency” have become commonplace in American society. These terms often make one think of the dangerous spread of communicable diseases and illnesses. Yet with almost 200,000 deaths in 2020 from drug-related causes and alcohol-related causes, is it time to look at addiction as America’s next National Epidemic?

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Karen Hadley in Drug-Related News
October 12, 2021

The Impact of Drug Use and Addiction on America’s Health

We know that families suffer terrible losses as a result of drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. But how does this situation affect our nation's health as a whole? We will catalog some of the impacts of this social problem.

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
August 4, 2021

Alcoholic Energy Drinks – The Rise and Fall of a Dangerous Substance Marketed to Young People

What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?

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Ren in Alcohol Abuse
July 29, 2021

Women Now Drink Just as Much as Men, Why is This?

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?

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Ren in Alcohol Addiction
July 13, 2021

Death is Not the Only Negative Effect of Alcohol Misuse

When people consider drug or alcohol addiction, the most attention-grabbing, headline-worthy material is always the number of deaths caused by drinking or drug abuse. But as a recent study shows, death is only one of the serious and harmful outcomes of alcohol abuse. There are many others.

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