Significant numbers of Americans get rapidly intoxicated every day by going on short-term alcohol binges. In Texas, which is the state with the highest number of alcohol-related traffic deaths, binge drinking has very real consequences. Let’s examine the latest available figures, published in 2016.
When it comes to alcohol abuse prevention, binge drinking is at the top of the list of serious health concerns. Binge drinking occurs when an individual consumes a large number of drinks in a short amount of time. Normally this means five drinks for men or four drinks for women within a 2-hour period. However,…Details
Popular portrayals of binge drinking in the news and on TV can make it seem like it’s a problem largely confined to college campuses, but the simplistic stereotypes don’t capture the true scale of this problem. From the links between binge drinking and alcoholism to some surprising statistics, when you look at the evidence, it…Details
Cocaine and heroin are two of the world’s most well-known addictive drugs. However, they belong to different classes of substances and have markedly different effects on your brain and body. Let’s examine some of the key distinctions between cocaine signs and symptoms and heroin signs and symptoms. Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Use Cocaine belongs…Details
If you are in recovery, you may have a tough time with special events and holidays — especially any holiday that is a so-called “drinking holiday.” Even during the summer, those of us who are recovering from addiction must carefully navigate events that pose potential stumbling blocks to our sobriety. Whether it is the annual…Details
There are many ways alcohol can become a problem for people, including alcohol addiction, binge drinking addiction and occasional alcohol abuse. If you’re concerned that you or someone you know may have a problem with alcohol, learn the differences between the various alcohol use disorders and seek help for alcohol abuse.
Drug addiction is an extraordinary challenge to overcome in any relationship. Honesty goes out the window when one becomes addicted, because nothing matters more than satisfying powerful cravings. People who are addicted to drugs do things that may be very out of character, including lying and stealing, when experiencing a craving. As the spouse of…Details
Relapses are a common aspect of recovery from alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Among other things, this means that the loved ones of people in recovery often face a very important question:
There are multiple teenage drunk driving organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world. Many of the activists working with these organizations have lost sons, daughters, siblings and friends in tragic accidents and are devoted to campaigning to prevent another family from experiencing the same heartache.
In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, establishing 21 as the minimum legal age to purchase alcohol. Some states have family exception laws, allowing parents or legal guardians to serve alcohol to minors in private locations or residences such as their homes. No state has an exception permitting anyone other than a…Details