Month: January 2019

College Drinking Facts and Consequences

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, college drinking presents “significant health problems” impacting students across the country.  Underage drinking is rampant across campuses throughout the United States.  The vast majority of those surveyed stated that they had consumed alcohol within the past month.  Even more concerning most admitted to binge drinking …

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Alcohol Drinking Levels

The  2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that alcohol should only be consumed by adults over the legal drinking age in moderation.  The guidelines state that moderate drinking is one alcohol beverage per day for women and two alcoholic drinks per day …

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Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms and Treatment

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS) occurs when a person abruptly stops drinking after episodes of heavy or binge drinking.  Alcohol withdrawal can carry severe symptoms that may require medical treatment.  Alcohol withdrawal can affect you mentally, emotionally and physically.  AWS is unlikely to affect a person who drinks occasionally but it can have serious consequences for …

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Alcohol-Related Crimes

A Look at the Relationship Between Alcohol and Criminal Behavior For decades, organizations like the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics have compiled data on the prevalence of alcohol involvement in crime.  Unsurprisingly, alcohol played a key role in driving related fatalities, but the connection is much deeper.  According to research, alcohol played a …

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Drunk Driving Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017 nearly one person died every 48 minutes as a result of drunk driving crashes.  While statistics show that drunk driving fatalities are on the decline, they still claim over 10,000 lives each year.  29 percent of all traffic related fatalities were the result of …

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How Alcohol Addiction Can Affect Your Sleep

Addiction affects several aspects of a person’s life including their health.  Sleep disorders are common amongst those dealing with substance abuse.  Sleep disorders associated with substance abuse include sleep impairment, moderate to severe insomnia, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. A study conducted at the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center at the Cleveland Clinic found …

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