Ask your friends if they think you have a drinking problem, and they’ll most likely say no – even if you did have a few too many at the last party. Look inside your fridge, and you’ll find a few half-full bottles of wine or a 12-pack of beer – no more or less than what you’d find in most people’s kitchens, right? Think how often you crave a nightcap after a stressful day at work. “I’m just unwinding at the end of a long day,” you think to yourself while pouring a second or third glass. But deep down, you suspect you might be drinking too much – even if your relationship with alcohol seems, on the surface, “normal.” And you know what? You might be right.
Life isn’t black and white – and neither is your relationship with alcohol. Although experts once treated “alcoholic” and “non-alcoholic” as two separate entities, physicians are now starting to view individuals’ relationship with alcohol on a spectrum. Just because you haven’t reached the spectrum’s end doesn’t mean alcohol isn’t interfering with your day-to-day well-being. Nor does it mean you don’t need to curb your consumption. Read more
Drinking alcohol and smoking pot at the same time hampers driving skills more than consuming one alone does, a new study shows.
However, while the combined impact leads to greater behind-the-wheel impairment, it didn’t double the effect.
A survey has found that underage drinkers consume more than 175 million drinks a year. Photo posed by modelsMunchkin Management.
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Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction are now more common then ever before. Statistics showing that alcohol abuse is present among adults, young teens and elderly. The main reasons for drinking are : stressful life style, recreation purposes, neglect, loneliness, desperation, trauma to name a few. However, those who are prone to addiction do not realize it at first. Some people end up heavily drinking, because they can not stop, and some people find the alcoholic beverages to be used as “self-medication” for their emotional and physical problems. Read more