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Posted on August 13, 2018 in Alcoholism

Ineffective Binge Drinking Treatment

In the field of substance abuse treatment, binge drinking presents some special challenges. Binge drinking is confined to heavy drinking in specific episodes, and when those episodes are not frequent it would be wrong to assume they represent “alcoholism” in a medical sense.

But there is a certain tipping point with binge drinking where it crosses over into true problem drinking.

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Posted on January 10, 2018 in Alcoholism

Do I Need Binge Drinking Treatment?

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking in which you consume a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. For most people, this means consuming four or five drinks in a couple of hours. Although binge drinking doesn’t always lead to dependence, it can still lead to problems.

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Posted on January 3, 2018 in Alcoholism

The Cost of Binge Drinking

Over half of the alcohol consumed in the U.S. is done so as part of a binge drinking session, and about one in six adults binge drinks regularly. Regular binge drinking could be a sign of a problem, so finding binge drinking treatment to help you regain control is crucial. However, you may not realize how much binge drinking costs society each year, from healthcare expenses to lost productivity in the workplace.

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Posted on December 12, 2017 in Alcoholism

Is Binge Drinking Genetic?

People who go on alcohol binges drastically increase their risks for a wide variety of very serious harms, from alcohol poisoning to sexual assault. Despite this fact, the practice is common across the U.S. This situation might lead you to wonder, exactly why do people binge drink? While a number of factors play a role, researchers have recently identified specific genetic risks for alcohol binging.

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Posted on November 28, 2017 in Alcoholism

What Is Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease?

Many young people today have been asking: does alcohol ruin your liver? The truth is, every drink of alcohol you consume takes a toll on your liver. Binge drinking and chronic alcoholism can destroy your liver and can actually lead to death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19,388 alcohol-induced liver disease deaths in 2014.

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Posted on November 27, 2017 in Alcoholism

How Much Alcohol Is in Low-Alcohol & Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Near beer, small beer, low alcohol and non-alcoholic are some of the names for beer with the alcohol content removed, but exactly how much alcohol is in non-alcoholic beer? There are a number of brands that offer a variety of styles and flavors, but the alcohol content, referred to as alcohol by volume (ABV), is an important consideration. Very few non-alcoholic beers contain no alcohol at all.

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Posted on November 24, 2017 in Alcoholism

Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Fatal Car Accidents Involving Alcohol?

Every year, thousands of Americans die in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. A federal agency called the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps annual records of drunk-driving statistics by state, including a state-by-state breakdown of drunk-driving fatalities. Using these statistics, we can see which states have the highest and lowest rates of these fatalities.

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Posted on November 22, 2017 in Alcoholism

What Are the Health Effects of Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Non-alcoholic beer is beer that has had its alcohol content removed after going through the normal brewing process. There are many possible motivations for consuming this beverage, including a desire to avoid intoxication and any risks for alcohol abuse or alcoholism. But what does drinking non-alcoholic beer actually do to your health? A brief rundown will help provide an answer to this question.

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