Tag Archives: Alcoholism

How Can I Stop Binge Drinking? Help for Alcohol Abuse Before Dependency and Alcoholism
Binge drinking: Males consuming 5 or more drinks in one sitting and females consuming 4 or more. Binge drinking may start (somewhat) innocently enough, but when left unchecked, continued binge drinking leads to increased risk of dependency and alcoholism. In addition to addiction, the risk of developing alcohol-related health problems are heightened for binge drinkers. Consuming high levels of alcohol can result in memory problems, car accidents, alcohol poisoning and premature death, just to name a few consequences. Binge Drinking and Addiction Alcohol dependency affects people in different ways. For instance, a business executive may not drink during the day but drink too much ...

Interventions for Alcoholism and Chronic Severe Alcohol Abuse
I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics drink every day, practically all the time. They usually live on the streets because they can barely function. I do just fine. I go to my IT job Monday through Friday, make all my scheduled appointments, and help my daughter with her homework some evenings. I don’t think there is connection between the aggravation and irritability I feel and the days I do not have those tasty beverages. I don’t pay attention to how many Vodka cranberries I pour on nights when I’ve had a rough day, because I’ve earned some relaxation time. I can ...

Are Binge Drinkers More Likely to Become Alcohol Dependent?
Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States. In January 2012, the CDC released estimates that more than 38 million adults participate in binge drinking. Many do so as many as four times a month. While the largest group engaging in binge drinking is in the 18-to-24-age range, those over 65 who imbibe in excess were found to binge drink more frequently. Binge drinkers run a greater risk of serious consequences than those who consume alcohol in limited amounts. Underage binge drinkers, for example, are twice as likely to continue binge drinking as adults and three times more likely ...

Vitamin Therapy for Alcoholic Recovery
Addiction affects more than just the physical body. It is an emotional issue and a mental issue as well. Alcoholism is one of the most severe forms of substance dependency. Alcohol dependence isn’t the only problem with alcoholism, either. There is a vast array of treatment methods for combating alcoholism. Vitamin therapy may be a great choice for some individuals, particularly those who suffer from some of the less-than-obvious side effects of alcoholism. Identifying Alcoholism Alcoholism is the term used to describe alcohol dependence. Alcoholism typically develops from the consistent excessive consumption of alcohol. Once dependence has set in, the alcoholic can ...

Magnesium Deficiency in Alcoholics and Alcohol Abusers
Magnesium Deficiency from Alcohol The effects of alcohol abuse are generally well-known, but fewer Americans recognize the dangers posed by magnesium deficiency or how common the affliction is among alcoholics and alcohol abusers. In the 1950s, clinical studies reported that magnesium deficiency was widely prevalent among alcoholics. Further studies showed that this deficiency was aggravated by hepatic damage caused by extreme alcohol intake. Magnesium is an essential element to the human body. Despite its importance, many people – including those struggling with alcoholism – may not know the role that magnesium plays in managing their health. Read on to learn more about ...