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