What’s Good For Alcohol Abuse?

While some studies seem to suggest that moderate drinking offers some health benefits, it’s a fact that heavy drinking offers nothing but health risks. Moderate drinking means a daily intake of no more than 8 ounces of beer, 4 ounces of wine, or 2 ounces of hard liquor. Anything over this amount actually reverses the benefits and should be considered alcohol abuse.Alcoholism, a type of drug addiction, is an the act of drinking alcoholic beverages at levels which adversely affect the health and/or Read more […]

What Are the Signs of Alcohol Abuse?

The United States is one of the few countries that have recognized that many of its citizens have trouble with regulating alcohol intake. This may be in part because other countries train their children to drink alcohol responsibly earlier than the 21 year waiting period found in the United States. There are many signs of alcohol abuse that play into getting a person help.One sign of alcohol abuse is if a person is out on the town and they cannot just stick to one drink. When driving, monitoring Read more […]

Determining If There is a Relationship Between Anxiety and Alcohol Abuse

Do people develop anxiety from alcohol abuse or did they have anxiety to begin with? Many studies seem to indicate that most suffering from anxiety and involved in alcohol abuse had the former condition first. They are usually people who suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety is the body’s response to something the brain perceives as a threat. An anxiety reaction involves the secretion of adrenalin increasing the heartbeat, causing shortness Read more […]

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Did you grow up in a household where cocktail hour was a nightly affair? Do you cope with stress by having a glass of wine? Or two? Do your friends drink heavily?The causes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse are not precisely known, but they usually result from a combination of factors like those above and more. Some racial groups, like native American Indians, for example, are more at risk than others. There is research that suggests some people have a biological predisposition to alcoholism, Read more […]