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Alcohol Related Illnesses Pt.3

May 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

Alcohol and the metabolites of alcohol are toxic to the body. Drinking heavily for a long period of time can take a toll on basically every organ in the body and cause a number of alcohol related illnesses. Even occasional binge drinking can be detrimental to health. Alcohol Related Illnesses: Rosacea Ever wonder why some […]

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 Related Illnesses Pt.2

April 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol

  Alcohol has become so ingrained in our social culture that we often forget it is a poison. Alcohol penetrates every cell in your body and directly affects your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, kidneys and lungs. At times people disregard the health problems associated with their drinking and blame it on aging or another […]

Alcohol Related Illnesses Pt.1

April 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol

Chronic alcohol use can be very detrimental to your health. Long-term use of alcohol is capable of damaging nearly every organ and system in the body.  Alcohol Related Illnesses: Cardiomyopathy Drinking alcohol in large quantities has a toxic effect on the heart. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and the […]

Social Problems Associated with Alcoholism

March 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

Social Problems Associated with Alcoholism Alcoholism is associated with many harmful social problems for the drinker and anyone the drinker comes into contact with. Social problems associated with alcoholism can include things such as accidents, career related problems, family problems, and domestic problems. Unfortunately social problems associated with alcoholism don’t just affect the drinker but […]

Top 3 Drugs Abused in College

February 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Drug Abuse

Top 3 Drugs Abused in College The top 3 drugs abused in college are fairly obvious because they are also very common drugs abused by everyone who uses drugs. The top 3 drugs abused in college are alcohol, marijuana, and prescription narcotics. Drugs abused in college: Prescription drugs Prescription drugs are common drugs abused in […]

The Relationship between Alcohol, Drugs and Crime

February 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol, Crime, Drug Abuse

  Obviously there is a strong relationship between alcohol, drugs, and crime. There are the crimes linked to the using or possessing of illegal substances like drinking underage or having pot. Then there are the crimes we commit while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Then there are crimes that are linked to getting […]

The Dangers of Mixing Molly and Alcohol

January 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol, Molly

The Dangers of Mixing Molly and Alcohol Molly is the term used for pure ecstasy or MDMA. Molly is an illicit drug that creates a sense of euphoria, intimacy, and calmness in individuals who take it. Some people will unknowingly or willingly combine molly with alcohol. Mixing molly and alcohol can be very dangerous. Mixing […]

Can non-alcoholic beer get me drunk?

June 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Alcohol, Non Alcoholic Beer

  Non-alcoholic beer is a low alcohol beer with alcohol content of less than .5% of its volume. It is important to note that non-alcoholic beer contains alcohol, and that none of the beers currently on the market are completely alcohol free. An example of a non-alcoholic beer is the popular brand O’douls. While many […]

Effects of alcohol on the underdeveloped brain

June 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Alcohol

Contrary to popular belief, alcohol is a drug. Many times we segment drugs and alcohol into separate categories when in fact they are both substances that can cause chemical changes in the body and create addiction. Alcohol changes the brain in such a way that it causes cravings and associations with habits of drug use, […]

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