Alcohol-based products triggering addiction – Part 3: Jello shot users likely to drink more

Teens and young adults seem to be attracted to these innocuous looking shots containing alcohol. One might wonder about the potential effects of these jello shots and whether they can cause addiction, if consumed frequently. The idea of creating jello shots stems from using gelatin in confectionary products. Jello shots are cups or cubes of alcoholic jelly made with flavored gelatin mix and a kind of hard liquor. The type of alcohol and its quantity decides the strength of the shots. Read more

Tips to help people addicted to alcohol

If a loved one is an alcoholic, the first thought is usually how to help them. Many people who are addicted to alcohol have an underlying mental health condition such as depression or anxiety which contributes to their condition. It is important to have a discussion with the drinker to find out the real reason behind the addiction. Following are some steps to help a person addicted to alcohol: Read more

Alcohol-based products triggering addiction – Part 2: Americans drooling over boozy popsicles

It seems Americans love to drink. One can assume so by looking at the data by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) which states that nearly 16.3 million adult Americans, aged 18 years and above, suffered from an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2014. Drinking is not limited only to adults in the U.S. An estimated 679,000 teenagers, aged between 12 and 17 years, was afflicted with the disorder during the same year. Read more

Former soccer player Wambach opens up about her struggle with drug and alcohol addiction

An athlete’s life can witness drug and alcohol abuse for various reasons – to enhance performance, to treat any underlying mental illness, to overcome physical pain or the stress of the game. Read more

Alcohol-based products triggering addiction – Part 1: Palcohol may contribute to alcohol addiction problem

Palcohol, an innovative way to enjoy drinking without having to carry heavy bottles, has raised concerns among health experts in the United States. The fact that the sale of powdered form of alcohol or Palcohol was approved for sale in the U.S. in 2015 highlights the potential disorders triggered by its use and abuse, along with the possibility of its use by minors. Read more

5 worst consequences of alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious issue and according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 88,000 deaths occur annually in the United States due to alcohol abuse issues. In 2014, nearly 9,967 fatal accidents took place in the U.S. all due to alcohol-impaired driving. Alcohol abuse is the fourth largest cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. Read more