Why is it difficult to stop drinking?

Contrary to the popular belief thatit takes 21 days to make or break a habit,” it may require a fairly long time to give up a habit, in case certain conditions are not met. But, when it comes to alcohol, kicking the habit suddenly can be the hardest thing to do. In fact, quitting any addictive substance, be it alcohol or drugs, can be extremely difficult and requires a lot of grit and determination.   Read more

Nurture may stand taller to nature in determining addiction

According to several neuroscientists, the risk of addiction can be attributed half to genetics and half to environmental factors. Nature (genes, etc.) and nurture (environment, social surroundings etc.), both, can be responsible for triggering addiction in an individual. While the contribution of nature is important, environment and external influences also play an essential role in the development of alcohol addiction, such as exposure to drinking at a very young age, dysfunctional family environment, socioeconomic status, etc. Read more

Hangovers can be real torturous the morning after those drinks

Work hard, party harder! That seems to be the new age motto, especially for the youth. Young people have a tendency to work hard at their jobs and letting their hair down over the weekends. Weekend parties often result in uncontrolled drinking sessions and there is very little one can do to stop the turn of events. Read more

Alcohol addiction – Part 4: Rum

Alcohol is one of the most popular forms of substances abused in the United States. Its intake has infiltrated almost all the sections of the society and virtually each and every ritual, ceremony, social gathering and parties. Those who drink heavily often find it hard to realize the quick transition of their judicious social drinking to a dangerous alcohol addiction. There are multiple factors such as family problems, work stress, and social discomfort, depression, anxiety, anger, etc., that drive a person to turn to drinking as an escape route. Many people, apparently, depend on alcohol to cope with the adversities of life and often get entrapped into the clutches of alcohol addiction, unintentionally. Read more

Tips to stay sober through the after-parties

The season of holidays and parties has just ended but that does not mean that people have stopped letting their hair down or having a good time. In fact after-parties are quite the rage. Drinks are more common in these after-parties than what people have during other seasons. Consequently, staying sober during such occasions becomes an uphill task. If someone has just given up alcohol or is trying to quit this habit, there are ways to avoid these tempting occasions, when one can easily slip into relapse, and stay sober. It is comparatively less inconvenient than as presumed by many. Read more