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Alcohol addiction: How to take back control

Alcohol Awareness Month is recognized in April. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs. It’s also common to wonder if you—or someone you care about—may be addicted to alcohol. Addiction is usually a gradual progression that starts with overuse, and then may move to dependence and addiction. These signs may indicate that you […]

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The five types of problem drinking are more common at different ages

Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and each one may be more common at different stages of life. In a study, Penn State researchers discovered five distinct classes or “profiles” among people with alcohol use disorder, with […]

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Energy drinks associated with increased alcohol and drug abuse

Researchers in Maryland studied over 1,000 21-year-old undergraduates for up to five years and found that young people who regularly consume energy drinks, were more likely to use cocaine by age 25. The study also states that they are also more at risk of taking prescription drugs for non-medical reasons and having alcohol problems. Researchers could […]

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Infographic: How alcohol damages your body

Orignal source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/interactives/infographic.aspx?infographic=data/infographic/alcoholAndTheBody.svg&bgcolor=D3EEF4#.WstpsFw-dBw In the short term, alcohol can lead to poor behavior and accidents. In the long term, it can damage organs and raise your risk for cancer. Click the interactive infographic below to find out how quitting drinking can reverse some of the harms caused by alcohol.

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Drinking alcohol? Your organs will notice

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=e661cbac-d05f-4f13-ab5f-4e39c05c6f71#.WstowFw-dBy Alcohol can have a big impact on your body’s vital organs. And the effects can persist, even when sobriety returns. Explore this infographic to see all of the organs that can be altered by alcohol. Answering a few questions can help you understand whether you have a drinking problem. Start with our health assessment, […]

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Alcohol Assessment

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a46b0f28-f109-441e-8b59-5eb06cf1802c#.WstlG1w-dBw The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that taking the following short quiz called the “CAGE test” can help you find out if you have a drinking problem. Click the short quiz below to find out whether you may have a problem with alcohol. Note: This assessment is not intended to be […]

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Cutting out alcohol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3c105224-1206-42de-9c48-d93173f39681#.WstkUVw-dBw Putting an end to a drinking habit can be difficult. But a few lifestyle changes can help you adjust. These tips from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism can help you get alcohol out of your life: Write out the reasons you want to stop drinking. Don’t keep alcohol at home. Practice ways […]

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Identifying teen alcohol and drug abuse

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/09/the-medical-minute-identifying-teen-alcohol-and-drug-abuse/ The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades – but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. Parents have to educate themselves about more […]

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Alcohol misuse causing more trips to the ER

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=60322d30-1c44-4161-9b48-02208d84eaf6#.WsIwxVw-dBw The number of people visiting the emergency department (ED) for alcohol-related causes grew from about 3 to 5 million over nine years. That’s an increase of nearly 50 percent in the rate of visits per 100,000 people in the population. And the rates of these visits for women are rapidly increasing. Researchers from […]

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