Drinking and road rage: Are you suffering from intermittent explosive disorder?

Impaired driving, or driving while impaired (DWI), or driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or both, often leads to dire consequences and makes a person fill with remorse for life, provided he or she survives. It all starts with developing an addiction to alcohol. Chances of a road rage increases considerably if a drunk driver is involved. Read more

Alcohol during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects

Medical practitioners advise expecting mothers against consuming alcohol. And the reason is not unfounded. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revealed that prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual disabilities in children. According to it, no amount of alcohol should be viewed as safe throughout the months of pregnancy. Read more

Alcohol and smoking – A deadly combo to avoid

At any bar, it is common to spot men and women holding a glass of alcohol in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Studies have revealed that people who smoke are likely to drink more, and people who drink are much more likely to smoke. A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that alcohol and tobacco are among the top causes of preventable deaths in the United States. Read more

Dangers of mixing alcohol and energy drinks

Alcohol energy drinks became popular in the second half of the last decade, but are now almost impossible to find since it has been forced off the market by the FDA and other authorities. However, the recent drinking trends of mixing alcoholic beverages with energy drinks have led to serious concerns.

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Justifying drinking? Beer, wine no better than hard liquor

Many who drink alcohol are often quick to have preconceived notions of what an alcoholic truly is and how they do not fit this stereotype themselves. For instance, one could point out to others that they only drink beer, wine or other similar drinks with relatively lower alcohol content, as opposed to hard liquor.

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