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Harm reduction treatment beneficial for homeless people with alcoholism

Harm reduction treatment beneficial for homeless people with alcoholism

Homeless people are frequently stereotyped as being drug abusers or alcoholics. However, in reality, a high percentage of these people struggle with substance use disorder (SUD). recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington suggested that ‘harm reduction treatment’ may actually prove to be beneficial for homeless individuals dealing with chronic alcoholism.  Continue reading

Early drinking linked to health problems later in life, says study

Early drinking linked to health problems later in life, says study

Drinking culture though pervasive across most communities in the United States is now a major cause of concern as more and more Americans are succumbing to alcohol use disorders. Drinking habits are not limited to any particular age, gender or race but are most prevalent among youth. Underage drinking has become a major public health concern today. Continue reading

Consequences of alcoholism – 4: Infertility

Consequences of alcoholism – 4: Infertility

Historically, fertility has been regarded as a woman’s domain, often ignoring the fact that being productive is equally important even for a man. Interestingly, fertility in women is often judged by their ability to produce children, but, when it comes to men, the patriarchal set up of the society takes it for granted that every man is certain to be fertile. However, it is not the case always, since just like women, even men can be infertile or lack the ability to have children. Continue reading

Consequences of alcoholism – 3: Depression

Consequences of alcoholism – 3: Depression

Alcohol is by far the most popular drug of choice in the United States. Every year, millions of Americans succumb to alcohol-related problems, such as traffic fatalities, fatal falls, fire-related deaths, etc., making alcohol the biggest risk factor for disability and death in the country. Most people resort to drinking in order to deal with hardships such as breakup, stress at work, family conflicts or financial problems, but, by the time they realize that their drinking habit can be detrimental to their health and relationships, it is too late. What they do not understand is the fact that alcohol is not a solution to problems; it is, in fact, a problem in itself. Continue reading

Consequences of alcoholism – 2: Delirium tremens

Consequences of alcoholism – 2: Delirium tremens

Hazards of alcohol are widely known. Drinking large amounts of alcohol, on a single occasion or over a prolonged period, is associated with both short- and long-term effects. Alcohol affects every organ of the body, be it liver, kidney, heart or brain, every vital body part seems to be negatively affected by heavy drinking. However, a lot of people in the United States are hooked on to the substance, despite knowing its devastating effects on their physical and mental well-being. Apart from the risk factors such as genetics, family history or various social and cultural factors, the legal purchase and sale of alcohol drives the use of misuse of the substance. Continue reading

Holiday season: Steps to handle people fighting substance abuse

Holiday season: Steps to handle people fighting substance abuse

Holidays are a time to celebrate love and connection with family and friends. The season has more to offer than the simple old cheer. Still soaking in the Christmas and New Year mood, people seem to be making plans for the after-parties. And with millions of Americans suffering from substance abuse, there is a high probability of having a guest over during holidays who is suffering from substance abuse problem. Continue reading

Physical activity can help keep off harmful effects of alcohol: Study

Physical activity can help keep off harmful effects of alcohol: Study

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

Treatment of alcoholism

Treatment of alcoholism

Alcoholism is an unfortunately common disorder and can be successfully treated. Long-term alcoholism can take time to be treated and residential alcohol abuse treatment centers offer the best chance of recovery. Alcoholism affects a person’s personal and professional life and can destroy relationships with friends and family members. As a result, seeking treatment to alcohol addiction is imperative to embrace a sober life. Continue reading

Understanding effects of alcohol on aging

Understanding effects of alcohol on aging

The problem of drinking is so deep-rooted that it has become a part of the American culture. The condition is such that there is little one can do to bring about a change in this perception. Over the time, the Americans’ drinking habit has become a matter of grave concern, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that there were approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life were lost due to excessive alcohol use in the United States during 2006-2010.

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Affectionate family environment effective in treating underage drinking

Affectionate family environment effective in treating underage drinking

Drinking is common among teenagers in the United States. Previous researches focusing on the prevailing drinking habits among American adolescents in have mostly failed to pinpoint the reasons that contribute to the devastating habit. Drinking culture thus marks the transition from childhood to adulthood. As per a recent report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 1.2 million college students drink alcohol on any given day.

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