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

Drinking alcohol impacts mental equilibrium- Part 4: Alcohol-related brain impairment

Alcohol is one of the commonly abused substances in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), approximately 24.7 percent of adults in 2014 reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month while 6.7 percent reported that they engaged in heavy drinking in the past month. Read more

Drinking alcohol impacts mental equilibrium- Part 3: Alcohol can severely impact anxiety

Anxiety is characterized by feelings of uneasiness or stress that one experiences when facing a difficult situation or in the face of uncertainty. It is the body’s automatic response to a stressful situation. However, when it becomes excessive, persistent such that it lasts for months and starts to interfere with a person’s everyday functioning, it turns into a disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety disorders have affected around 40 million adults in the United States. Read more

Drinking alcohol impacts mental equilibrium- Part 2: Link between alcohol and depression

Alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD) is one of the fastest growing health concerns in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), around 20 percent of the Americans who have an anxiety or mood disorder such as depression, abuse alcohol or a substance, while about 20 percent of the people who abuse alcohol or substances, also suffer from anxiety or a mood disorder. Read more

Drinking alcohol impacts mental equilibrium- Part 1: Relationship between alcohol and mental health

Alcohol consumption has slowly become an acceptable norm in the society. Whether it is a celebration, an escape to relieve tension, or just grabbing a drink on a Friday evening, no event is complete without a glass of alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 16.3 million adults in the United States suffered from alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2014 which included 10.6 million men and 5.7 million women. Read more