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

5 traits of adult children of alcoholics

Parents play the most important role in a child’s development. They have a major impact on the qualities and traits a child will have as an adult. It is said that there is a major difference between the children of alcoholic parents and non-alcoholic parents. While alcoholic parents tend to foster traits such as fearfulness, hopelessness and poor confidence in their children, the children of non-alcoholic parents tend to be more more confident and perform well scholastically. Read more

Genetic predisposition accounts for 50 percent risk of alcoholism: NIAAA

Alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a condition characterized by a strong desire to drink, compulsive alcohol use or problem drinking. People with AUD find difficulties in controlling their use of alcohol despite knowing its harmful consequences. They are preoccupied with alcohol and often seen showing physiological dependence on the substance. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 16.3 million adults aged 18 years or older in the United States had an AUD in 2014. Read more

Impact of alcohol on the teenage brain

Alcoholism is a state in which an individual enjoys drinking the most and dislikes everything that acts as a hurdle between him and his drink. It is an excessive physical and emotional dependence on alcohol that results in uncontrolled drinking. Alcoholism is a chronic disease seen across the world. While the United States is alarmed by alcohol-related deaths over the years, it has been observed that the country’s teens are becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. Read more

Disulfiram may help treat blinding disorder: Study

Disulfiram is a common medication used for the treatment of alcohol abuse. In fact, it is the first drug to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic alcohol dependence. According to experts, the drug causes acutely toxic physical reaction when mixed with alcohol that helps in treating alcohol dependence. Read more