Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes every year, making the substance the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the country. Alcohol use, particularly high-risk drinking, is associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD)…
Drinking alcohol can adversely impact the brain. The fact that even drinking moderately or even in small amounts can lead to blurred vision, slurred speech, etc., are indicative of how bad alcohol can be for one’s brain. It is also well-known that heavy drinking for a long period of time may have extensive and far-reaching..
Supermodels lead a glamorous and extravagant lifestyle, which is envied by millions of young girls across the globe. Maintaining this dazzling lifestyle, however, puts a lot of pressure on a model and in order to escape from the fierce competition and the resulting stress, very often, they resort to drinking alcohol which, over a period..
Consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time is called binge drinking and can lead to alcohol poisoning. This may spike the level of alcohol in the blood which can impair the critical functioning centers of the brain responsible for controlling heart rate, the rate of breathing and body temperature. The..
Not everyone who drinks is suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD). But when drinking goes out of hand, it becomes necessary to recognize the signs that manifest the number and gravity of problems that people tend to ignore. People are diagnosed with AUD only when their drinking raises concern about impending distress or harm.
Considering the spike in alcohol-related deaths, many American states have imposed restrictions on the availability of alcohol. The effect of alcohol imposition is believed to have a positive impact on crime rates as restrictions caused a significant decline in consumption rates along with decrease in impulsive tendencies. In a recent study, published online in the..