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…Details
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…Details
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.
Children of drug-addicted mothers face unique challenges that can persist through adulthood. Not only are children of drug-addicted mothers exposed to elements of a dark, adult world, but they are often deprived of learning basic social and survival skills that children of healthy mothers acquire naturally.
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…Details
Deciding that it’s time to stop drinking is a life-changing decision. Once you make such a decision, figuring out the best ways to stop drinking can be a challenge. Should you use Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)? What about medication? Can you just stop cold turkey?
LGBTQ teens struggle with more issues than other teens, which is what makes a specialized LGBTQ addiction treatment center so valuable. In addition to coping with a substance abuse problem and working hard to get healthy, LGBTQ teens in addiction treatment struggle with their sexual identities as well as all the natural struggles that come…Details
Aftercare is the generally accepted term for follow-up help available after you successfully complete an inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment program. The term covers a broad range of techniques, all of which are intended to help prevent a relapse back into active drug and/or alcohol use. Should you enter an aftercare program for substance…Details
Before and after images of people who have abused meth aren’t pretty. In fact, they are downright shocking and grizzly. If you’re wondering, “What does meth do to your face?” the short answer is: Meth makes it unrecognizable.
Non-alcoholic beer. Doesn’t that sound like a godsend for someone who loves the taste of beer but has entered addiction recovery? Wait a minute. Can recovering alcoholics drink non-alcoholic beer? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.