DANGERS OF ALCOHOL
For years, medical science put forth information suggesting moderate alcohol consumption may have some health benefits, namely as it pertains to one’s cardiovascular health. Recent findings, however, suggest this is not the case. Studies show alcohol consumption is one of the leading factors in cardiovascular disease, even for those who drink “in moderation.”
A study published in the Lancet found a link between alcohol abuse and increased risk for dementia. This article summarizes the study’s findings while outlining statistical data on alcohol addiction...
A recent study produced an alarming finding: People who get injured while intoxicated to the point where they require hospital treatment are five times more likely to die in the coming year. That critical data point suggests that just one alcohol-related injury is a serious predictor of alcohol addiction and the many potential health crises that can come, death included. With that in mind, family members of people who drink should take action immediately if they observe their loved one has an accident involving alcohol, even if their loved one insists they don’t have a drinking problem.
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.
There is never a “safe” time to be addicted to drugs. But there are times when risk factors spike, when addicts are in even more danger than they usually are. Given that drug overdoses tend to surge during winter, one can say that addicts face additional harm and danger during the colder months, necessitating increased efforts to help them seek treatment.
What are alcoholic energy drinks? And why were they banned? Are they still banned?
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.
Every year yet another dangerous virus crops up and threatens American lives. Sadly, drug users are at even greater risk, as drug use lowers the body's immune system. This is yet another reason why addicts must get help as soon as possible.
Caffeine and alcohol. That’s not a combination we would typically think of. But there was a time when one could purchase caffeinated alcoholic beverages. That was until 2010 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that such drinks were unsafe for human consumption.