Is New Drug Similar to Naltrexone the Answer to Teen Alcohol Abuse?

Drinking is a common problem in the United States and it’s impacting our youth. Studies estimate as many as 33% of teens in high school have drank at least some alcohol in the past 30 days and may are binge drinking on a regular basis. While prevention programs are doing their part to reduce the…

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The Stages of Alcoholism

Bing Drinking / Increased Tolerance Binge drinking is considered consuming more than 5 drinks in a two hour period. Sadly, an estimated 38 million adult Americans binge drink at least once a week. Many binge drink daily.  Binge drinking increases the cost of healthcare and has many other economic impacts including car accidents, violence, and…

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Effects of Alcohol on the Body and the Brain

People drink to socialize, to celebrate with others, to relax after a hard day—it’s a social norm throughout American society for people to consume alcohol. But binge drinking, drinking more than a few drinks daily, or drinking more than a 7-14 drinks per week depending on your gender can lead to serious health consequences. The…

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Connection Discovered Between Alcohol and Overeating

It is probably no coincidence that all-night diners and fast food restaurants are often placed around bars and clubs. The connection between alcohol consumption and eating has long been something that has been observed, socially. But, researchers wanted to look into the mechanisms at work in the brain and find out if there was a…

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Alcohol Sources for Minors Examined

Obtaining alcohol can be quite the game for teenagers and adolescents. Some children steal it from their parents and some children get it from their parents. The struggle to toe the line between healthy freedom and strict rules is something that many parents struggle with. Allowing alcohol consumption is one issue that falls perfectly into…

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