Medical cannabis may help treat alcoholism

From celebrating a promotion at work to dealing with stress in day-to-day life, alcohol has become an integral part of every individual’s life. However, the persistent consumption of alcohol does no good to one’s overall well-being, rather deteriorates it by developing major health issues like alcoholism. Alcoholism can be defined as an uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol despite its debilitating effects. Read more

South Florida issues dos and don’ts restricting alcohol consumption for spring breakers

With the mercury level rising up, people across the United States are gearing up to welcome spring with all enthusiasm. The season offers the much-needed relief from the freezing temperature and chilling winds that forced people to stay indoors. During the spring, people break free from their homes and come out to celebrate the sun, light, warmth and happiness. While beaches become the most popular destination to flock during the season, drinking alcohol becomes a popular choice to have fun and celebrations. Read more

Drinking alcohol kills stem cells in adult brain

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused addictive substance in America, and it is pervasive in different cultures within the nation. In fact, people across the world have a long historical relationship with drinking, consuming it during family celebrations, achievements and important events. But the relationship has not been an easy one. Americans have struggled to balance their love of liquor with other responsibilities in their lives and many have succumbed to the problems. Read more

How to set boundaries with a person dependent on alcohol

Dealing with a parent, a sibling, or even a spouse addicted to alcohol can be excruciatingly challenging. Until the time an individual dependent on alcohol agrees to seek help, it is important that he or she respects the other person’s boundaries and does not attempt to cross them. However, this is easier said than done because most of the time, people who create boundaries for their self-preservation, fail to take action, as and when the boundaries are crossed. Read more

Prenatal alcohol exposure disrupts neurodevelopment in children

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term for a wide range of problems that can develop in a child due to the drinking habit of the mother during pregnancy. Prenatal exposure to alcohol, even in low amounts, can cause developmental abnormalities, such as growth retardation, facial deformities, organ damages, etc., and significant cognitive deficits that are responsible for physical, mental, behavioral and social challenges in an individual’s life. Read more