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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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Alcohol shrinks the brain’s memory center

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d4bcd2a-1a8c-4b25-985d-4e0c24e09db1#.WsIwZFw-dBw “All things in moderation” might not be the best approach to alcohol. A new study shows that even moderate alcohol consumption could increase the risk of brain damage.      

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