How planning can help get rid of alcohol addiction

Conquering addiction can be a difficult task for anybody. Getting rid of any addiction is a tedious and demanding process. Although difficult, success can be achieved with determination. Read more

Alcohol-based products triggering addiction – Part 4: Enjoying alcoholic milkshake

When it comes to alcohol, Americans surely know how to enjoy it in different forms. Leave aside the cocktails; people are now going for the new fad – the boozy milkshakes. Read more

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

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

Role of brain’s emotional adaptation in fueling addiction

The behavior of a person reflects his or her emotions and feelings. When some people lie, it shows the problems and struggles they may be going through. Sometimes it just becomes a habit, where the brain is made to believe certain things that are not in tandem with goodness or honesty. For example, drinking alcohol can be a daily affair if the brain is made to believe that having a little of it does not harm the body. The tendency to lie, then becomes a mental condition or a regular affair of a person. Read more

Most dangerous drinks in the world

A search on the net for the most potent drinks in the world throws up interesting results. A range of blogs and articles enlist various concoctions of alcohol that can literally kill. Read more

Alcohol Awareness Month: Drinking may increase breast cancer risk

The fact that nearly 30,700 alcohol-induced deaths were reported in the United States in 2014 reveals the hesitation shown by Americans to curb their drinking habits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 88,000 people succumb to the disorders attributed to excessive alcohol use annually. Read more

Oklahoma gears up to curb alcohol abuse

America is drinking alcohol to death which is evident from the alarming statistics revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015. The CDC said that every day almost 30 people die in the country in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving. Read more