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Frequently Asked Questions about Alcohol and Drug Abuse

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol Facts, FAQ

Q. Why do people abuse drugs and alcohol? People abuse drugs and alcohol essentially because they like the way drugs and alcohol make them feel. It is as simple and complicated as that. Eventually those who abuse drugs and alcohol will find themselves building a tolerance and then an addiction. Q. Is it an addiction […]

How to talk to your kids about drugs

The sooner you begin talking to your kids about drugs the better. Sometimes pressure from peers and outside sources can begin as early as fourth grade so it is important that you as a parent bring up the conversation about drugs. Just like you want to protect them from illness you can protect them from […]

What is a “Wet Brain”?

April 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol Facts, hiamine, Wet Brain

What is a “Wet Brain”? “Wet Brain” is another name for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. It is a condition caused by lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine) often secondary to alcohol abuse. It causes a loss of specific brain functions because B1 is an essential vitamin involved in helping the body make energy from carbohydrates. It also helps […]

Alcohol and Cancer

March 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol and Cancer, Alcohol Facts

Alcohol and Cancer There is strong evidence that alcohol increases cancer risk everywhere it “touches.” Alcohol increases the risk of certain types of cancers such as oral, pharynx, gastrointestinal, esophageal and liver cancers in both genders.  Several studies have shown an increased risk of basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, with alcohol consumption. […]

6 Facts About Alcohol

March 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol Facts

Alcohol Facts There are some widely held misconceptions about alcohol. For example, many people think that alcohol is not as dangerous as other drugs because it is legal and socially acceptable. Some think that drinking coffee after drinking alcohol will sober you up, or that the best cure for a hangover is having another drink. […]