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What Happens to Your Body when You Drink a Bottle of Wine

Dating as far back as 6,000 B.C., wine is an old drink. It is undoubtedly a staple of human civilization and culture, and now more than ever, wine is an internationally shared tradition for adults everywhere. Even after centuries, wine is still regarded as a celebratory indulgence, whether for a promotion or a life milestone. …

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What Is Polysubstance Addiction?

When someone is struggling with an addiction, it is not uncommon to hear the term “polysubstance abuse.” That could also make you wonder, “What is polysubstance abuse?” When an individual is using and abusing more than one substance, they are struggling with not a substance use disorder (SUD) but polysubstance abuse disorder. Those struggling with …

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Drinking and Social Media

In the current digital age, people have access to several social media platforms. While these are excellent opportunities to connect with friends and loved ones, there is also a correlation between drinking and social media that you might not understand. While there are many opportunities to find support on social media, it can also be …

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BAC Level For Blackout

Blacking out should not be considered a normal aspect of drinking. Blacking out from drinking is a sign that you are drinking too much and putting your health at risk.Blackouts, or alcohol-induced amnesia, are often caused by binge drinking or drinking to extreme intoxication. Blackouts can be dangerous because you may not remember how much …

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What Are the Emotional Effects of Alcohol?

People drink for different reasons: relaxation, recreation, self-medication, etc. The reason why a person may continue drinking is because of the emotional effects of alcohol on the brain. Alcohol can often induce momentary feelings of pleasure or happiness. The occasional user may drink a bit to wind down with friends after a stressful day.However, the …

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How Addictive is Alcohol?

According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly 15 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. In addition, over 85,000 people die from alcohol each year. A CNN report revealed that alcohol is one of the most addictive substances in the world, alongside heroin, cocaine, nicotine, and barbiturates.But how …

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Can Alcoholism Be Hereditary?

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain, particularly areas of motivation and reward. However, one of the questions that scientists continue to explore is whether alcoholism is genetic and how much hereditary traits factor into an addiction. In other words, is alcohol hereditary, and if someone in your family is an alcoholic, how …

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Treatment for Alcohol and Depression

Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s safe to use. Alcohol is a prime example. Even though alcohol is legal in the United States, it has the potential to cause physical and psychological dependence. The widespread availability of alcohol and its inclusion in celebrations like weddings and sporting events can make it easy to …

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