Dating is fun. Getting to know someone can be an exhilarating experience. However, many people associate dating with raising a toast, visiting a bar or a nightclub or sipping wine together in a cozy setting. Nevertheless, one must realize that these are not the only ways to enjoy a date. Dating is much more than sharing an alcoholic drink. In-fact, dating without alcohol is even better. People can form deeper connections and get to know each other better because they do not get disoriented under the influence of alcohol. Continue reading
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Alcohol is one of the most socially accepted beverages or substance in nearly every country in the world. It is therefore very challenging to dissuade a person from indulging in drinking. Besides the increased acceptance of drinking, many people consider getting drunk as normal. Interestingly, such a behavior is even condoned in many societies and cultures. Considering the above facts, it becomes even more essential for a person to become aware of the warning signs of drinking-related problems to avoid the worsening of any existing condition. 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
Fetal exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can account for devastatingly adverse effects on the development of the baby. However, data pertaining to the effect of alcohol and breastfeeding is scarce and controversial.
Keeping this in mind, researchers from the department of clinical chemistry and pharmacology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark, reviewed 41 different publications. The exhaustive review was published in the journal Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. Here is a quick look at its findings. Continue reading
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
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