Those who are concerned about binge drinking have well-founded reasons given the serious consequences such as alcohol poisoning, injuries or death, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, violence, health problems, academic underachievement, mental health problems and more.
Wet brain is the informal name for a neurological disorder known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. It is the combined presence of Wernickes encephalopathy and Korsakoffs syndrome. Symptoms of Wet Brain People suffering from Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome typically exhibit the following symptoms: Loss of muscle coordination staggering, irregular gait poor coordination leg tremors Memory issues ..
Is it possible to tell if someone is at risk for future binge drinking? A recently published study suggests it is. The study was published in the journal Nature. It conducted 10 hour comprehensive assessments on 2400 14-year olds in eight different European countries. Five years later a follow up was done to see which..
The risks and detrimental effects of alcohol abuse by young adults under the age of 25 can have life-long consequences. In a recent survey, nearly 80% of 17-18 year olds had consumed alcohol, with over 47% of these 17-18 year olds using alcohol regularly. To help your young adult/teenager get the fullest from life, it..
Although drinking in moderation can be safe for adults, drinking by anyone under 21 can be a serious issue and should not be ignored, dismissed or minimized. There are, of course, the immediate risks and harms a young adult may experience from drinking alcohol: they are more likely to have driving accidents, experience death from..
Some holidays are more difficult than others for recovering alcoholics; St.Patricks day is often one of those holidays. It was once celebrated as a day to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland, it has evolved into an all you can drink party that has little to do with Ireland or St.Patrick at all. In most..
Women are the fastest growing segment of the population who abuse substances, according to several research studies that have been done recently. Although more women than ever are suffering from substance abuse disorders, there still is a small number of women who actually are receiving treatment for their addiction. Substance abuse in women is often..
Do you worry that you or a loved one is an alcoholic or is abusing alcohol? What factors distinguish the difference between a social drinker and someone that has a problem? A huge factor in what people consider to be normal drinking is how they grew up and the habits of those around them. Just..
With Chicagos summer right around the corner, everyone is gearing up for baseball games, barbecues, street festivals and long days at the beach or on the water. For those who are sober, this can sound like a nightmare instead of a holiday. The majority of summertime activities often include alcohol, but most recovering from alcohol..
Emerging Adulthood, the period of life from approximately age 18 to the late 20s, is not only a critical time for psychological and social development, but also for physical brain development. Contrary to a popular assumption that the brain is mature by the age of 18, recent studies have shown that profound brain growth and..
Binge drinking among emerging adults remains a major concern for parents, mental health professionals and college administrators since it is more common among those ages 18-34. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), binge drinking is considered 5 or more drinks for men and 4 or more drinks for women, in..