What are the Major Causes of Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol abuse often begins in the teenage years and leads to full blown addiction in some. While it is obvious that all users of alcohol do not become addicted to it, chances of developing an addiction are very high for teens who start using alcohol before the age of 15 years. Read more

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome: Unveiling its potentially debilitating effects

People who have been indulging heavily in drinking for weeks, months or years often suffer from a potentially life-threatening condition known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), when they try to stop or significantly reduce their alcohol intake. Surprisingly, about 15 percent of the people in the western world suffer from alcohol problem and about half of them get withdrawal symptoms upon cessation or decreasing alcohol use. Read more

Top 10 warning signs of alcohol addiction

A person who abuses alcohol on a consistent basis, regardless of the negative implications that it can have on his life and the life of his kith and kin, is considered to have an alcohol use disorder. Though it is often difficult to determine whether someone is addicted to alcohol or not, recognizing the warning signs at an early stage can help prevent long-term consequences of the devastating habit. Read more

Effect of alcohol addiction on families

Apart from wreaking havoc in the personal lives of people addicted to drinking, alcohol dependence can cause problems in all areas of one’s life. Alcohol addiction also destroys the family of the person addicted to it, fueling disputes and violence. Numerous relationships have been destroyed by alcohol and it is a leading cause of divorce and separation. Read more

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day: New guidelines aid in better diagnosis

Alcohol is the most commonly abused addictive substance in the United States, which is easily available all over. As per reports, about 679,000 American youngsters aged between 12 and 17 years had an alcohol use disorder in 2014. The number includes 367,000 females and  311,000 males. Read more