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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 ...

How Your Job Plays A Role in Binge Drinking, Alcohol Abuse and Functional Alcoholism
One of the major misconceptions surrounding alcoholism is that alcoholics are always obvious. While some people make no effort to hide their drinking from friends and family, others are accustomed to hiding their problematic behaviors every day, and several others do not realize they have alcohol dependency issues. Part of the reason for this lack of awareness is the concept of “high-functioning alcoholism.” This term describes a person who drinks excessively without allowing the drinking to interfere with daily life and work, at least at first. Eventually, such a person will need to enter alcohol detox. California residents should know the signs ...

How Binge Drinking and Alcoholism Affect California Communities
Binge Drinking in California Rebekah, a college student in California, eagerly anticipated celebrating her 21st birthday with her friends at a local bar. Unfortunately, Rebekah’s first experience with binge drinking would be her last. Her friends egged her on to quickly down 21 shots for her 21st, which made Rebekah pass out, choke on her own vomit and stop breathing. Rebekah, merely one casualty of the 1 in 6 American adults who binge drink regularly, became a victim of alcohol poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking – the excessive and rapid consumption of alcohol resulting in a ...

How Binge Drinking Affects Your Body and How to Stop
The Effects of Binge Drinking on the Body Many people, especially college students, engage in binge drinking either to combat stress or simply to party. But heavy alcohol consumption, even from one night of binge drinking, can lead to serious health consequences. Read the infographic below to see how alcohol affects your body. Then keep reading to learn some effective ways to relax, have fun and manage your stress and emotions without resorting to heavy drinking. Why Do People Binge Drink? Before you even started reading this, you probably already knew that binge drinking isn’t good for your health. Drinking is one of those ...

Comparing the Dangers of Alcoholism to Painkiller Addiction
As the opioid addiction epidemic has garnered national attention, it can be easy to forget that alcohol addiction is still highly prevalent and as deadly as ever. While the dangers of drinking alcohol are fairly well known, withdrawal from alcohol can also be deadly, as evidenced by the recent tragic death of actor Nelsan Ellis. Every type of addiction comes with specific dangers. When comparing prescription painkillers to alcohol, painkillers are more dangerous in the short term. However, the long-term risks to an alcohol user’s health are far more significant and often unavoidable after prolonged excessive alcohol use. Opioid painkillers carry a ...

Alcohol Abuse and Its Link to Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Arrhythmia
Alcohol and Heart Conditions Most Americans are familiar with alcohol’s negative impacts on the brain, liver, and kidneys, but many do not understand the risks that alcohol abuse carries for the heart. These risks are exacerbated by the amount of alcohol a user consumes and the frequency of consumption. Healthy Heart Functions In order to understand the way alcohol abuse affects the heart, it’s important to understand how the human heart is constructed. The heart is comprised of four chambers: two upper chambers known as atria and two lower chambers referred to as ventricles. These four chambers allow blood to flow through the ...