It is now out in the open – Americans are drinking too much alcohol which, according to researchers, can reduce their life expectancy. The mushrooming of more and more alcohol addiction centers across the United States also serves as a testament to the above fact. Continue reading
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Drinking during pregnancy can put the baby at a risk of developing mental and physical problems, referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study suggested that around 0.2 to 1.5 infants every 1,000 live births had FAS in certain areas of the United States. According to another CDC study, FAS was reported in 0.3 out of 1,000 children aged between seven and nine years. Continue reading
Any celebration or holiday seems incomplete without alcohol, however, it can also be a cause of concern for many. When taken in excess, alcohol, which is considered a quick and easy way to get into the spirit of the mood, can lead to intoxication and get people into trouble. As per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in 2014, 87.6 percent people in the United States aged 18 and above reported drinking alcohol at least at some point in their life. In 2014, 16.3 million people (aged 18 and above) in the U.S. suffered from alcohol use disorder (AUD). In fact, alcohol is the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. and nearly 88,000 people succumb to alcohol-related causes in a year, says the NIAAA. Continue reading
Any celebration or holiday seems incomplete without alcohol, however, it can also be a cause of concern for many. When taken in excess, alcohol, which is considered a quick and easy way to get into the spirit of the occasion, can lead to intoxication and get people in trouble. As per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in 2014, 87.6 percent people in the United States aged 18 and above reported drinking alcohol at least at some point in their life. The agency said that in the same year, 16.3 million people (aged 18 and above), suffered from an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Alcohol is the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. and nearly 88,000 people succumb to alcohol-related causes in a year, says the NIAAA. Continue reading
Over the years, alcohol abuse has trended upward across the globe due to the steadily diminishing distinction between social drinking and overindulgence in alcohol. Though drinking alcohol in moderate quantity is not considered harmful, developing an addiction to alcohol is certainly dangerous. Continue reading
Party goers at the 2016 EnergySave Christmas party, held on Dec.20, 2016, had a nightmarish experience when Katie Price entered the party in a drunken state and misbehaved with the public and the staff. Price went out of control after consuming several glasses of the free-flowing alcohol and was also accused of outlandish behavior at the public gathering. She was literally dragged down from the stage as she abused the audience and attempted to sing forcibly. However, post the incident, she had apparently, vowed to abstain from drinking in 2017. Continue reading
Drinking has many adverse effects, some of which may result in prolonged disorders and in extreme circumstances even death. Drinking frequently for prolonged periods or consuming too much alcohol at one go results in physiological deterioration or behavioral aberrations, the treatment of which may not always be possible. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States, with adolescents drinking 11 percent of the total alcohol consumed in the country. Looking at the grave situation, scientists are looking for ways to fight back addiction to various substances, including alcohol. Continue reading
The secret of effective marketing is to ensure that the product being promoted stands out among the crowd. The same formula applies to liquor companies whose marketing practices intend to lend an appealing look to alcoholic beverages. Beautiful, glamorous and creative ads manage to entice the younger generation who get lured to consume drinks specific to certain brands. Continue reading
Drinking seems to be a favorite pastime for Americans. This can be assessed from the increasing number of people being diagnosed with drinking-related problems or the huge price the nation pays in terms of the loss of lives, huge amount of money and lost working hours. Continue reading
A recent statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the risks involved in drinking during pregnancy generated a lot of buzz and brouhaha. Many dubbed it as a statement disdaining the fairer sex and reeking of paternalism. However, the CDC statement was only highlighting the facts. “An estimated 3.3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active, and not using birth control,” it said.