5 tips to adopt safe and non-addictive drinking habits

It is often heard and said that drinking alcohol in moderate quantity is not a bad idea as it can help a person in staying healthy. However, it has been largely observed that an increased number of people steadily develop an addiction to alcohol. As a result, the number of people who drink alcohol in a healthy way is comparatively small than those with a severe addiction to alcohol. Read more

6 tips for alcohol-free New Year’s Eve

Drinking alcohol moderately is not harmful but indulging in excessive quantities every day can cause addiction, leading to severe physical and mental health problems, socio-economic and legal issues. Many people who are addicted to alcohol commit crimes in their drunken state and many die due to alcohol poisoning. According to a recent report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), every year, approximately 88,000 people, which include nearly 62,000 men and 26,000 women, succumb to alcohol-related causes, thereby making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Read more

5 dangerous cocktails to be avoided this New Year

Alcohol has become an integral part of any social event whether it be one involving youngsters or adults. Though drinking one or two pegs occasionally may not cause much harm, overindulgence, or drinking too much alcohol in one go, can pose a significant risk to one’s physical and mental health. But when it comes to parties and other festivities, especially around the New Year, it can be difficult for someone to refrain completely from drinking due to increased pressures from the near and dear ones. In fact, numerous people have to deal with the adverse effects of irresponsible drinking at this time of the year. Read more

R.C. Sproul Jr. arrested for felony DUI

“Would you please, so as not to cause me to stumble, stop suggesting that it is wrong to drink alcohol in moderation, or that drinking alcohol in moderation somehow is a failure to love my brothers?” – Dr. Robert Craig Sproul Jr., blog post, 2005. 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

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