The opioid epidemic still rages across our nation in a tragic wildfire of destruction and death. We are talking about an overwhelmingly tragic number of American lives that are being ravaged and families whose hearts are being shattered…somebody’s parent, spouse, or child. There are many common misconceptions and myths about the opioid epidemic, addiction, and relapse in our society, and today we are going to debunk 10 of them including drug addiction myths.
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Chronic alcohol use can cause the brain to waste away more so than marijuana use, compromising both the gray and white matter in the brain, according to the latest research.
Scientists examined some of the reasons as to why people drink alcohol. Of course, some of these reasons can be personal - a special occasion, habit, outing with a loved one, or Friday evening. However, these are all specific occasions. It is important to consider what a person’s motivation is when they drink during these times. What is it that they want to achieve?
I don't know if it's the alcohol itself or the extra ingredients that go in today's alcohol drinks, but the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of at least 7 types of cancer and limiting alcohol intake is one way to reduce your cancer risk. Apparently it's the ethanol in alcoholic drinks.
New research gives alcoholics another good reason to quit their drinking habit in 2018. Alcohol directly damages your DNA, and if that weren’t bad enough, it also increases your cancer risk. These are the consequences of a toxic chemical produced during your body’s attempt to process alcohol.
For most people, having children is one of the biggest highlights of their life. While there are a number of joys that come with raising children, there are also a lot of headaches. As a child ages, it will become harder and harder for you to reach them. Making sure your child knows the consequences of bad behavior is important. Since the dawn of time, teens have been defying their parents with various acts of rebellion.
Since going vegan a few months ago, I have not had any real desire for alcohol. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't a drunk before, but I would often have a glass of wine or two in the evening, or go to happy hour, etc. Not anymore. I just don't want to. I have a bottle in the fridge and poured a glass at dinner, took a couple sips, and poured it out. Just wasn't interested. Anyone else?
New claims about wine drinking are not going to make you happy. New research confirms the opposite to what we thought was true -- that drinking a glass of wine each night is healthy for your heart.
For years addictions have been treated like a disease when its really more about nutritional deficiencies. When it comes to holistic addiction treatments the brain is central, in part, in helping to get addiction under control. Getting the brain what it needs to function optimally can be done with diet. Proper nourishment, such as foods high in glucose and mineral salts can stop the brain's electrical impulses from short-circuiting and end addictive behaviors.
People have been fighting about gun rights – it's been a heated topic in politics for years following the many unfortunate shootings. But recent news reveals that deaths from drug abuse outnumber deaths caused by shootings. Drug addiction isn't one-dimensional – it can have various easily treatable underlying causes. Better diagnostic services at rehab centers can pinpoint any underlying deficiencies or pathologies and allow physicians to offer more effective individualized treatment to patients.
December is a joyous month teeming with many holidays, but there's a bit of a dark side. Alcohol consumption rises in December – as does alcoholism.
The effect of alcohol on health is one of the most debated topics in medicine. The uncertainty is mostly confined to heart health and the remaining effects are quite well-understood and mostly deleterious. First, understanding the definition of amount of alcohol consumption is important: Moderate consumptions is less than 2 drinks per day for women or anyone over age 65, less than 3 drinks per day for men.
An addiction to alcohol can have a devastating impact on your family, friends, work and home. Although treatment programs provide hope, it is important to understand the value of a holistic approach to improve the chances of recovery. A holistic approach refers to programs that treat the mind, body and spirit. These programs recognize that addiction is influenced by multiple factors, so it requires a versatile plan.
If you are overweight or if you have been on a diet trying to lose weight or if you have had weight loss surgery and have had rapid weight loss, chances are you have a fatty liver or steatosis. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 5 people has fatty liver disease which is usually caused by an underlying condition such as diabetes, insulin resistance (IR), high triglycerides, malnutrition, and is associated with alcohol consumption (ASH). When not associated with alcohol it is referred to as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the economic toll excessive alcohol intake is taking on the U.S. economy. Your binge drinking could contributing to billions of dollars paid by the government.
When was the last time you did not realize someone was giving you hints as to their emotions but you were too intoxicated from the excessive consumption of alcohol to notice? You can probably name a few instances, at the least.