Liver failure occurs whenever your liver loses at least some of its ability to perform its normal, life-sustaining functions. One of the well-recognized potential causes of this extremely serious condition is prolonged, heavy alcohol consumption. Once liver failure from alcohol intake or any other source sets in, you can’t recover the full health of the…Details
Significant numbers of teenagers across America are involved in some form of substance abuse. One of the main drivers of this abuse is something normally associated with adult responsibilities: stress. Fortunately, instead of turning to drugs and alcohol — which don’t truly solve the problem in the first place — teens can turn to a…Details
Cirrhosis is the medical term for an advanced form of liver damage that seriously disrupts that organ’s ability to function normally and help keep you alive. Ongoing heavy consumption of alcohol is one of the known main causes of this condition. However, the symptoms of alcohol abuse on the liver typically appear long before cirrhosis-related…Details
Despite some reductions in recent years, drunk driving is still common throughout the U.S. and contributes substantially to the overall number of traffic accidents and fatalities. In Texas, residents drive while intoxicated slightly more often than the nationwide average, and the state has one of the country’s highest rates for alcohol-related traffic fatalities. However, the…Details
Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease marked by the formation of scar tissue and a significant decline in the organ’s ability to function normally. If left untreated, it can lead to liver failure and death. Current research indicates that it’s possible to reverse the effects of cirrhosis in some cases. However, as a rule,…Details
Cirrhosis is one of the most severe potential outcomes of a prolonged pattern of excessive drinking. In fact, you can easily die from advanced forms of this alcohol-related liver disease. If you drink regularly, you may want to know how much alcohol causes cirrhosis. Researchers can answer this question generally, but no one knows for…Details
Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful stimulant drug known for its ability to produce severe addiction—usually requiring treatment—and change the physical appearance of its habitual users. Some of this physical change comes directly from the effects of the drug itself, and some of it stems indirectly from serious alterations in long-term users’ mental health. Let’s briefly…Details
Hepatitis is the term that doctors use to describe inflammation of your liver, no matter what causes that inflammation. You have alcoholic hepatitis when your problems stem from repeated bouts of excessive drinking. The symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis appear in both a mild-to-moderate form that occurs in most affected individuals and a severe form that…Details
Chemical dependency is destructive in every instance, but few addictions ravage users as thoroughly and comprehensively as meth addiction.
Sexual minorities, which includes lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queers (LGBTQs), have been found to seek addiction treatment more often than those who are not part of these groups.