Drinking and partying seem to be synonymous with teenagers. Celebrations and special occasions for teens are usually incomplete without alcohol. However, one can’t ignore the negative consequences of excessive drinking among youth. Read more
Alcohol is usually associated with celebration and enjoyment, but when people are constantly thinking about alcohol or continue to drink despite facing problems, it can be a sign of alcoholism. Sometimes people prefer to stay away from alcohol, but a single drink may gradually lead to two or more.
Drug and alcohol dependence often go hand in hand. In other words, there are problem drinkers who also suffer from alcoholism, though the dynamics may vary. Previous studies have demonstrated how this legal substance interacts with illicit drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, to cause problems in one’s life. Read more
Alcohol being the most commonly used addictive substance, its addiction is extensive in the United States. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, around 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults in the U.S. suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. There are a several million more who engage themselves in risky and binge drinking patterns as well. Read more
One of the most common concerns related to alcoholism is the way it adversely impacts many organs of the body, particularly the liver. Alcohol abuse over a prolonged period can eventually lead to liver disease, which is often life-threatening.
In the later stages, the only known cure to save an individual’s life is a liver transplant. However, a recipient must meet a number of strict eligibility criteria, such as not having drank alcohol for at least six months prior to the liver transplant.
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