Study finds easier treatment for depression in alcoholics

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

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

Alcoholics and confrontations with the law

Excessive alcohol consumption can sometimes lead to impaired judgment and misbehavior. This can cause police to watch for suspicious circumstances, such as an escalating argument outside a bar that could lead to a brawl. Driving erratically can also alert police to a driver possibly being under the influence. Some could simply be drinking in public and causing an unnecessary scene. Some alcoholics will put themselves at risk for a confrontation with the law and if the drinker reacts inappropriately, there could be consequences. Read more