Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and the Importance of Going to a Detox Center

Coping with alcoholism is both difficult and dangerous for the chronic drinker. Unfortunately, alcohol withdrawal symptoms often pose an entirely new set of potential risks for the addict. Going to an alcoholic detox center becomes a pivotal first step in the healing process in order to keep the individual safe during this difficult time. What…

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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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Changes to Brain Structure Can be Due to Moderate Drinking

A new study is sounding the alarms regarding moderate drinking. While most people consider that alcohol consumption in small or sporadic amounts is perfectly acceptable, scientists in London are proving otherwise. According to their new study, even moderate amounts of alcohol consumption can lead to physical changes in brain structure and can also contribute to…

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Lower Income People May be More at Risk for Alcohol Related Diseases

In recent years, the research community has revealed that alcohol is responsible for several different cancers, it is not heart-healthy – despite popular opinion to the contrary, and abuse of alcohol can lead to varying degrees of developmental, emotional and cognitive problems. And now a different research team had determined that poor people are at…

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Access to Alcohol Increases Likelihood of Violence

Researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University have concluded a research study into the link between violence and alcohol. In their findings, they concluded that violence is higher when alcohol is more readily available. In order to come to this conclusion, the researchers studied data from neighborhoods within Philadelphia. In addition…

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More Understanding about Alcohol and its Effects on Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that effects an estimated 3.2 million people in the United States. Oftentimes this disease is contracted by the sharing of needles and can sometimes be transmitted sexually. Early contraction of the disease often goes undetected because of the lack of symptoms. However, those living with Hepatitis C often experience…

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